CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 4

Chapter 1.                COMTES de CHAMPAGNE 1152-1197. 8

Chapter 2.                COMTES de BAR-sur-AUBE. 19

Chapter 3.                COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE. 23

A.         COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (TONNERRE) 23

B.         COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (BRIENNE) 25

C.        COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (PUISET) 31

Chapter 4.                COMTES de BASSIGNY, COMTES de BOLENOIS. 35

A.         COMTES de BASSIGNY.. 35

B.         COMTES de BOLENOIS, SEIGNEURS de SAXFONTAINE.. 37

C.        SEIGNEURS de CHOISEUL. 39

D.        SIRES de VIGNORY.. 47

Chapter 5.                COMTES de BRIENNE. 57

Chapter 6.                SEIGNEURS de BROYES et de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN. 75

A.         SEIGNEURS de BROYES.. 75

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN.. 91

Chapter 7.                SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY. 102

A.         SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY.. 102

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY (ARCIS-sur-AUBE) 114

Chapter 8.                SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-sur-MARNE. 121

A.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON (early 10th century) 121

B.         VIDAMES de REIMS.. 123

C.        SEIGNEURS de BAZOCHES.. 127

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-sur-MARNE (11th century-1219) 131

Chapter 9.                SEIGNEURS de COUCY. 141

A.         SEIGNEURS de COUCY.. 141

B.         VICOMTES de COUCY.. 144

C.        SEIGNEURS de COUCY.. 144

D.        SEIGNEURS de COUCY (GUINES) 155

Chapter 10.              SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE-sur-L'AUBE. 159

A.         SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE.. 159

B.         SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE et de SAINT-DIZIER.. 167

Chapter 11.                   SEIGNEURS de HIERGES, CHÂTELAINS de BOUILLON. 170

Chapter 12.              COMTES de JOIGNY. 178

A.         COMTES de JOIGNY.. 178

B.         COMTES de JOIGNY (NOYERS) 189

C.        VICOMTES de JOIGNY.. 190

Chapter 13.              SEIGNEURS de JOINVILLE. 192

A.         SEIGNEURS de JOINVILLE.. 192

B.         SEIGNEURS de VAUCOULEURS, JOINVILLE Family in ENGLAND.. 211

Chapter 14.              COMTES de LAON. 213

Chapter 15.                SEIGNEURS de LIGNY, de ROUSSY et de LA ROCHE, COMTES de LIGNY. 215

Chapter 16.              COMTES de PORCIEN. 226

A.         COMTES de PORCIEN.. 226

B.         COMTES de PORCIEN (CHÂTILLON) 229

Chapter 17.                    SEIGNEURS de RAMERUPT, COMTES de MONTDIDIER, COMTES d’ARCIS-sur-AUBE. 234

A.         SEIGNEURS de RAMERUPT, COMTES de MONTDIDIER, COMTES d’ARCIS-sur-AUBE.. 234

B.         SEIGNEURS de RAMERUPT (BRIENNE) 245

Chapter 18.              COMTES de RETHEL. 251

A.         COMTES d'OMONT, COMTES de RETHEL. 251

B.         COMTES de RETHEL, CHÂTELAINS de VITRY.. 261

C.        SEIGNEURS d’ AULNAY.. 278

D.        SEIGNEURS de NEUFCHÂTEL [en Ardenne] 279

E.         SEIGNEURS de ROZOY.. 280

F.         SEIGNEURS de VERVINS (COUCY) 285

G.        CHÂTELAINS de VITRY.. 290

Chapter 19.              COMTES de REYNEL. 291

A.         COMTES de REYNEL. 291

B.         SEIGNEURS de CONFLANS.. 295

Chapter 20.              COMTES et VICOMTES de SENS. 298

A.         COMTES de SENS 817-882. 298

B.         VICOMTES et COMTES de SENS [882]-1015. 300

C.        VICOMTES de SENS.. 306

D.        SEIGNEURS de COURTENAY.. 308

E.         SEIGNEURS de COURTENAY 1161-1303 (CAPET) 330

F.         SEIGNEURS de CHAMPIGNELLES (CAPET) 335

G.        SEIGNEURS de TANLAY (CAPET) 343

Chapter 21.              COMTES de TROYES. 346

A.         COMTES de TROYES.. 346

B.         COMTES de TROYES -1071, COMTES d'AUMÂLE 1084-1196 (HOUSE of COMTES de BLOIS) 351

C.        SIRES de CHAPPES.. 354

D.        SEIGNEURS de PLANCY.. 356

E.         SEIGNEURS de TRAÎNEL. 360

F.         VICOMTES de TROYES.. 371

G.        SEIGNEURS de VILLEHARDOUIN.. 371

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The development of the county of Champagne followed a curious course, only emerging in its final form in the mid-12th century, far later than most other counties in medieval France.  The county lay along the eastern border between the kingdom of France and the imperial territories, to the east of Paris.  It corresponded approximately to the current French départements of (from north to south) Ardennes, Marne, Aube and Yonne.  Ecclesiastically, the county was split between the archbishoprics of Reims and Sens. 

 

During the 5th to 7th centuries, the territory of the future county of Champagne straddled the kingdoms of Austrasia and Burgundy, and must have been subject to conflicting pressures at least until about [633/34].  At the end of the 5th century, the kings of Burgundy expanded their area of influence westwards to include the southern part of the territory[1].  On the death of the Merovingian king Chilperic in 511, Champagne formed part of the lands inherited by his oldest son king Theoderic, whose territories later evolved into the kingdom of Austrasia and who established his base at Reims.  At the partition of Frankish territories in 561 after the death of King Chlothachar I, his son King Sigebert I received most of the territory previously held by King Theoderic and retained Reims as his capital.  However, the southern part of the future county reverted to Burgundian influence and was incorporated into the land which passed to Sigebert's brother Guntchramn[2].  When King Dagobert I appointed his son Sigebert as king of Austrasia in [633/34], the whole of Champagne appears to have been included in his territorial allocation[3].  There is insufficient data available in the primary sources consulted to enable us to be precise about political boundaries during the Merovingian period.  However, this early fluidity of borders in the Champagne area may have impeded the development of territorial identity and may help explain the delayed evolution of Champagne as a county, compared particularly with the counties of Blois (see the document CENTRAL FRANCE, NOBILITY) and Vermandois (NORTHERN FRANCE, NOBILITY) with whose existence it was so inextricably linked, as explained below. 

 

A greater and more long-lasting impact on Champagne resulted from the Carolingian partition under the treaty of Verdun in 843.  This left the future county firmly on the French side of the divide which marked the eastern boundary between the west Frankish kingdom and the kingdom of Lotharingia.  The border was consolidated into the permanent boundary between the French kingdom and the Holy Roman Empire, which meant that Champagne evolved differently from its eastern neighbours the duchies of Bar and Lorraine which remained under imperial suzerainty.  This demarcation was to have a marked influence on the eastward expansion of the kingdom of France well into the 17th century. 

 

The earliest reference so far identified in the primary sources to Champagne as an entity is the appointment of Drogo, son of Pepin "le Gros" maior domus of Austrasia and Neustria, as dux of Champagne in [688/90][4].  Thereafter the absence of Champagne from 8th to 10th century sources is striking.   It is suggested that this was due partly to the temporal control over large parts of the territory which was exercised by the archbishops of Reims,  In addition, the neighbouring county of Vermandois spread its influence into the Champagne area during the late 9th and 10th centuries.  Regino refers, in the late 9th century, to "Folcone episcopo, Heriberto et Pippino comitibus in Remorum civitate", presumably referring to Héribert [I] (later Comte de Vermandois) and his brother Pépin, which shows that they and the bishop constituted the dominant influence in Reims, the heart of the future county of Champagne.  Several decades later, Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois, son of Héribert [I], was powerful enough in Champagne to engineer the appointment of his infant son to the temporal administration of the archbishopric of Reims, triggering a dispute which persisted for more than 20 years.  Lastly, Héribert "le Vieux", son of comte Héribert [II], is recorded as Comte d'Omois and Comte de Meaux in the mid-10th century, territories which lay to the south-east of Reims, at some distance from the family's original centre of operations in Vermandois and well within the territory of what later developed into the county of Champagne. 

 

A similar pattern emerged in the county of Troyes, to the south of Champagne, which was held in turn by Burgundian and Vermandois families.  The county is first recorded in the second half of the 9th century in the family of Harduin, a count in Burgundy.  After the death of Harduin's grandson Robert in 886, the succession to Troyes is unclear until the mid-10th century when it was held by Giselbert Duke of Burgundy.  After Giselbert died in 956, Troyes passed to his son-in-law Robert de Vermandois, son of Count Héribert [II], which effectively completed a pincer movement by the Vermandois family over the territory of the future county of Champagne.  On the death in [1019/21] of Count Robert's grandson, Etienne Comte de Troyes, the county of Troyes appears to have passed to Eudes II Comte de Blois, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  At any rate, Etienne, son of Comte Eudes II, is recorded as succeeding his father in the counties of Meaux and Troyes in 1037[5].  Etienne's son, Count Eudes III, was expelled from Troyes in 1071, when the county passed to his cousin Eudes, son of Thibaut III Comte de Blois. 

 

References to Champagne as a county re-emerge in primary sources in the late 11th century, when the family of the comtes de Blois acquired control over the counties of Champagne and Troyes.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "Hugonem Campanie comitem" (brother of Eudes de Blois) as one of the sons of "comiti Campanie Theobaldo"[6], referring to Count Thibaut III, although it is not clear that the latter claimed to be count of Champagne during his lifetime.  Count Hugues's possession of Champagne is confirmed by the charter dated 1110 under which "Hugo comes Campanie, Theobaldi comitis filius" founded the abbey of Notre-Dame de Cheminon[7].  On the retirement of Count Hugues in 1125 to become a Knight Templar, the county passed to his nephew Thibaut IV "le Grand" Comte de Blois et de Troyes. 

 

The evolution of the title Count Palatine/comte palatin ("comes palatinus"), borne by the counts of Champagne, follows a similarly unusual path.  The title was first granted by Lothaire King of France to Héribert "le Vieux" Comte de Meaux et de Troyes, probably in the 960s and maybe as an honorary appointment because Héribert had married the king's paternal grandmother.  The title is next recorded with Eudes II Comte de Blois.  The precise route of transmission is not known, but it is assumed that it had become permanently associated with the county of Troyes which, as mentioned above, passed to Comte Eudes on the death of Etienne, who was the great-nephew of Héribert "le Vieux".  The title subsequently passed to Thibaut IV Comte de Blois, as shown by the record of his 1152 death in the necrology of Chartres cathedral in which he is named "Teobaldus comes palatinus"[8]

 

The final consolidation of the titles Comte de Troyes, Comte de Champagne and Count Palatine was achieved by Count Henri "le Libéral" who succeeded his father Count Thibaut IV in 1152.  Count Henri is the first member of the family of the comtes de Blois to be referred to consistently in primary sources as comte de Champagne. 

 

The comtes de Champagne made up for their delayed start in consolidating their county by two judicious marriages at the end of the 12th century.  By marrying the heiress of the kingdom of Jerusalem in 1192, Henri II Comte de Champagne succeeded as king of Jerusalem, leaving his French county to his younger brother who in 1199 married the Navarrese princess who ultimately became heiress of the kingdom of Navarre.  While Henri's reign in Jerusalem was short-lived, the kingdom of Navarre passed to the comtes de Champagne after the death in 1234 of Sancho VII King of Navarre, and remained in the family until the marriage in 1284 of Jeanne Queen of Navarre and the future Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France. 

 

Because of the late development of a centralised county in the Champagne area, other nobles families emerged within the territory with the title count.  By the time of the accession of Henri "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne in 1152, these "lesser" counts had fallen under the suzerainty of the comtes de Champagne, providing one of the few examples in medieval France where counts were vassals of other counts.  Several of these comital families played prominent roles in medieval Europe, contracting high-profile marriages with nobility and royalty from outside their home base in Champagne.  In this respect, Champagne represents an atypical example in the development of local nobility in French counties.  The explanation for this is not obvious, although one possible explanation is the county's strategic location on the boundary of imperial jurisdiction which may have encouraged the rise to prominence of a greater share of noble families than was the case, for instance, in counties which were located well within the French heartland in central and western France.  The fact that, from 1234, the comtes de Champagne were also kings of Navarre may also have enabled the local nobility to leverage their positions upwards on the European political scene. 

 

The families of ten of these "lesser" counts are set out in this document:

  • Bar-sur-Aube.  Recorded as a county from the early 11th century, Bar-sur-Aube passed by inheritance to the comtes de Valois in th e mid-11th century, and subsequently to the comtes de Vermandois. 
  • Bar-sur-Seine.  Held during the mid-11th century by the Burgundian comtes de Tonnerre, this county passed to the family of the comtes de Brienne in the early 12th century, and to the du Puiset family half a century later, before becoming extinct in the male line in 1219. 
  • Brienne.  First recorded as a county from the mid-10th century, Brienne survived within the same family well into the 13th century. 
  • Joigny.  This county was situated south of the county of Sens, on the borders with the duchy of Burgundy. 
  • Laon.  North of Reims, the county existed separately in the 9th and 10th centuries. 
  • Rethel.  This county is first recorded from the 10th century. 
  • Reynel.  This county is first referred to in the 11th century.  However, the family lost its comital status in the mid-12th century, surviving as Seigneurs de Reynel, an unusual example of demotion in the ranks of nobility which deserves further study. 
  • Sens.  This was recorded as a county from the mid-9th century, but survived only until the early 11th century when it was incorporated into the domaine royale
  • Tours.  Recorded as a county from the mid-9th century, Tours was inherited by the family of the counts of Blois. 
  • Troyes.  The evolution of the county of Troyes is discussed above.   

 

In addition, lesser nobility in the county of Champagne are represented in this document, including the Sires de Broyes, the Seigneurs de Chacenay, the Seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne (who acquired the county of Saint-Pol in northern France by marrying the heiress in 1196), the Seigneurs de Conflans, the Seigneurs de Coucy, the Seigneur de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube (who inherited Bourbon and the county of Flanders in the early 13th century), the Seigneurs de Hierges, the Seigneurs de Joinville (later appointed to the hereditary office of seneschal of the county of Champagne), the Seigneurs de Ligny (of the family of the counts of Luxembourg) who later became comtes de Ligny, whose castle was originally situated in the county of Bar, under imperial jurisdiction, but was transferred to the kingdom of France in the 13th century, the Seigneurs de Ramerupt (who succeeded as Comtes de Roucy in northern France in the late 11th century), and the Sires de Villehardouin. 

 

Champagne produced many noble adventurers who found fortune in the crusader kingdoms in the Levant.  Baudouin de Rethel played an active role in the First Crusade, was rewarded for his service with the county of Edessa to the east of Cilician Armenia, and succeeded as king of Jerusalem in 1118.  The comtes de Brienne provided one king of Jerusalem (Jean de Brienne, who subsequently also became emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople), an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of Sicily, and a duke of Athens in the early 14th century.  The Seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne provided a prince of Antioch.  The Seigneurs de Hierges also established themselves in the kingdom of Jerusalem soon after the First Crusade, but the family's career was cut short when Manassès de Hierges, ex-Constable of the kingdom of Jerusalem, was ignominiously required to return to the west as the price for obtaining his release from Turkish captivity in 1154.  The Sires de Villehardouin provided the famous chronicler, and also became princes of Achaia in mainland Greece in the early 13th century. 

 

The marriage in 1284 of Jeanne Queen of Navarre and the future Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France marked the point at which the county of Champagne was effectively transferred into the domaine royale of the Capetian kings. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de CHAMPAGNE 1152-1197

 

HENRI de Blois, son of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his wife Mathilde von Sponheim [Carinthia] (1126-Troyes 17 Mar 1181, bur Troyes, Saint-Etienne).  "Teobaudus Blesensis comes" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1139 with the consent of "Matildis comitissa uxor mee et Henricus filius meus"[9].  He left France with King Louis VII in Jun 1147 on the Second Crusade[10].  He succeeded his father in 1152 as HENRI I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  During his rule, Champagne became a centre of commerce.  He was one of the most respected counsellors of the king of France.  "Henricus Trecensium comes palatinus" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1154[11].  He left France on crusade once more in 1179, with Philippe Count of Flanders.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1181 of "comes Henricus Trecensis" after returning from overseas[12].  Robert of Torigny records the death in 1182 of "Henricus comes Trecensis" and the succession of "Henricus filius eius natus ex filia Ludovici regis Francorum"[13].  The necrology of the abbey of Mores records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "comes Henricus Trecensis"[14].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "Henricus comes Campanie"[15].  The necrology of Saint-Loup, Troyes records the death "17 Mar 1180" (presumably O.S.) of "Henricus comes Trecenses"[16].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "17 Mar" of "comes Henricus Campanie"[17].  The Livre d'Anniversaires of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "Henrici comitis Trecensi"[18]

m (1164) MARIE de France, daughter of LOUIS VII King of France & his first wife Eléonore d’Aquitaine (1145-3 or 11 Mar 1198, bur Cathedral of Meaux, Seine-et-Marne).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mariam comitissam Trecensum et Aelidem comitissam Blesensem" as the two daughters of "regi Francie Ludovico" and his wife "Alienor Guilielmi filia comits Pictavorum et Aquitanie ducis"[19].  Her parentage is confirmed by Matthew Paris, who specifies that Marie was the older sister and married the older brother "Henricus filius magni comitis Theodbaldi Flandrensis", although he does not state her name[20].  She was regent of Champagne during the absence of her husband on Crusade 1179-1181, during the minority of her son Henri II 1181-1187, during the latter's absence on Crusade 1190-1197, and during the minority of her grandson Thibaut III 1197-1198.  She was the author of “le Lai du Chèvrefeuille”, and made her court a literary centre.  Philippe d'Alsace Count of Flanders sought to marry her in 1184.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1198 of "comitissa Maria Campaniensis"[21].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "V Non Mar" of "Maria Trecensis comitissa"[22].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "4 Mar" of "Maria Trecensis comitissa, regis Francorum filia"[23]

Comte Henri & his wife had four children:

1.         HENRI (29 Jul 1166-Acre 10 Sep 1197).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricus et Theobaldus" as sons of "comes Henricus Trecensis" & his wife[24].  William of Tyre (Continuator) names him and specifies that he was nephew of Philippe II King of France[25].  He succeeded his father in 1181 as HENRI II Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  Robert of Torigny records the death in 1182 of "Henricus comes Trecensis" and the succession of "Henricus filius eius natus ex filia Ludovici regis Francorum"[26].  He ruled under the regency of his mother during his minority 1181-1186.  He left on the Third Crusade and was in command of the siege operations at Acre in 1190[27].  After the murder of Corrado di Monferrato, Comte Henri hurried to Tyre, where he was acclaimed as the suitable candidate to marry Corrado's widow the heiress of the kingdom of Jerusalem, and within two days his betrothal was announced[28].  He succeeded in 1192 as HENRI King of Jerusalem, by right of his wife, but was never crowned king[29].  Together with Richard I King of England, he signed a five year peace treaty with Saladin 2 Sep 1192, under which the coastal towns as far south as Jaffa were ceded to the Christians who were also given the right to visit the holy places in Jerusalem[30].  He appointed Jean of Ibelin as Constable of Jerusalem in 1194, considering that Amaury de Lusignan had forfeited the post after being arrested for supporting the Pisan revolt in Tyre[31].  Following the succession of Amaury de Lusignan as Lord of Cyprus in 1194, the two parties planned an alliance, sealed by the betrothal of Amaury's three young sons to Comte Henri's three young daughters[32].  Comte Henri died after accidentally falling through a window in his palace at Acre[33].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "VIII Id Sep" of "Henricus comes Campanie"[34]Betrothed (1179) to ISABELLE de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut [later BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders] & his wife Marguerite de Flandres [later Marguerite I Ctss of Flanders] (Valenciennes 23 Apr 1170-Paris 15 Mar 1190, bur Notre Dame, Paris).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the betrothal in 1179 of "Elizabeth filia comitis Hanoniensis" and "Henrico filio comitis Trecensis"[35]Betrothed (1181, contract broken [1187]) to YOLANDE de Flandre, daughter of BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders [BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut] & his wife Marguerite Ctss of Flanders ([1175]-Constantinople 24 or 26 Aug 1219).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the marriage in 1181 of "Yolandem Balduini comitis Hanoniensis filiam" and "Henricus primus comitis Campanensis filius"[36], but this was presumably only a betrothal as such a marriage is unrecorded elsewhere.  According to Gade[37], Henri II Comte de Champagne was still betrothed to a daughter of Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut when his betrothal to Ermesinde de Namur was arranged.  Presumably this was Yolande.  Betrothed (1187, broken 1190) to ERMENSENDE de Namur, daughter of HENRI "l'Aveugle" Comte de Luxembourg et de Namur & his second wife Agnes van Gelre (Jul 1186-17 Feb 1247).  This betrothal was arranged by Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg in order to guarantee a suitably strong protector for his infant daughter in light of his dispute with Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut regarding the eventual succession to his counties, but the arrangement was discontinued after the 1190 imperial decision in favour of Comte Baudouin[38]m (5 May 1192) as her third husband, ISABELLE of Jerusalem, widow firstly of HONFROY [IV] of Toron, and secondly of CORRADO Marchese di Monferrato, daughter of AMAURY I King of Jerusalem & his second wife Maria Komnene (1172-[May 1206]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Isabella" as wife of "comes Campaniensis Henricus…comes et princeps…in Acra"[39].  She married fourthly (Apr/Oct 1198) Amaury King of Cyprus and Jerusalem, and was crowned [Jan] 1198 at Acre as ISABELLE Queen of Jerusalem with her fourth husband.  Comte Henri II & his wife had three children: 

-        KINGS of JERUSALEM.  

2.         MARIE de Champagne ([1174]-Jerusalem 9 Aug 1204)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names the two daughters of "comitissa Maria Campaniensis" as "Colatiam uxorem comitis Guilelmi Matisconensis et Mariam uxorem comitis Balduini Flandrensis"[40].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the betrothal in 1179 of "filia comitis Henrici Maria" and "filium [comitis Flandrie] Theobaldum", the latter presumably being an error for "Balduinum"[41].  William of Tyre (Continuator) specifies that the sister of Henri II Comte de Champagne was married to comte Baudouin, later emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople[42].  The Flandria Generosa names "Maria sorore Theobaldi Campaniæ comitis" as wife of Count Baudouin[43].  She visited Palestine in 1204 en route to join her husband in Constantinople, received homage from Bohémond IV Prince of Antioch at Acre[44], but died soon after at Jerusalem.  According to Sturdza, she assumed that she was rejoining her husband in Palestine not knowing of the crusade's diversion to Constantinople and his election as emperor[45].  The Flandria Generosa specifies that she died at "Acharon"[46]m (Betrothed 1179, 6 Jan 1186) BAUDOUIN de Flandre, son of BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut [BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders] & his wife Marguerite Ctss of Flanders (Jul 1171-in prison in Bulgaria 11 Jun 1205).  He succeeded his mother in 1194 as BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders, and his father in 1195 as BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut.  He was crowned as BAUDOUIN I Emperor of Constantinople 16 May 1204. 

3.         SCHOLASTIQUE de Champagne (-1219).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names the two daughters of "comitissa Maria Campaniensis" as "Colatiam uxorem comitis Guilelmi Matisconensis et Mariam uxorem comitis Balduini Flandrensis"[47].  “Scolastica Viennensis et Matisconensis” donated property to “abbatia Miratorii” where she chose to be buried, with the consent of “mariti mei Guillelmi et filiorum meorum Girardi et Henrici”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1208[48]m as his second wife, GUILLAUME IV Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne, son of GERAUD I Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Maurette de Salins (-1224).

4.         THIBAUT de Champagne (13 May 1179-24/25 May 1201, bur Troyes Saint-Etienne).  William of Tyre (Continuator) names him and specifies that he was brother of Henri II Comte de Champagne[49].  He succeeded his brother in 1197 as THIBAUT III Comte de Champagne et de Brie. 

-        see below

 

 

THIBAUT de Champagne, son of HENRI I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne & his wife Marie de France (13 May 1179-24/25 May 1201, bur Troyes Saint-Etienne).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricus et Theobaldus" as sons of "comes Henricus Trecensis" & his wife[50].  He succeeded his brother in 1197 as THIBAUT III Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  Villehardouin records that "Thibaut Comte de Champagne et de Brie" was "a young man of only twenty-two" in 1199 when he vowed to take the cross at a tournament at his castle of Ecri on the Aisne in Nov 1199, inspired by the preaching of Foulques de Neuilly, and that he was accepted as leader of the movement for the Fourth Crusade[51].  The Continuator of William of Tyre records that he died suddenly before preparations for departure were complete[52].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1201…in Campania circa Pentecostem" of "comes Theobaldus anno etatis eius 25" and his burial next to his father in "Trecis in ecclesia sancti Stephani"[53].  The obituary of Boulancourt records the death 25 May of Thibaut III Comte de Champagne[54].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "IX Kal Jun" of "Theobaldus comes Campanie"[55].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "25 Mai" of "Theobaldus comes, iuvenis, filius comitis Henrici huius ecclesie fundatoris"[56].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "VIII Kal Jun" of "Theobaldus comes Campanie palatinus"[57]

m (1 Jul 1199) Infanta doña BLANCA de Navarra, daughter of don SANCHO VI "el Sabio" King of Navarre & his wife Infanta doña Sancha de Castilla (-12/14 Mar 1229).  The Nobiliario of Pedro Conde de Barcelos names "D. Berenguela Reina d’Ingalterra, D. Blanca, D. Constança que murio en Arouca" as the daughters of "Sancho Rey de Navarra"[58].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Blancham sororis regis Navarreorum" as wife of "Theobaldus frater [comitis Campaniensis Henrici]"[59].  She was regent of Champagne 1201-1222 during the minority of her son.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1229 pridie Id Mar" of "comitissa Blancha Campaniensis"[60].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "12 Mar" of "Blancha comitissa Trecensis palatina"[61]

Comte Thibaut III & his wife had two children:

1.         daughter (1200-).  Villehardouin records that the wife of Comte Thibaut "had borne him a little daughter and was about to bear a son" when her husband died[62]

2.         THIBAUT de Champagne (Pamplona 3 May 1201-Pamplona 8 Jul 1253, bur Pamplona)Villehardouin records that the wife of Comte Thibaut "had borne him a little daughter and was about to bear a son" when her husband died[63].  He succeeded his father in 1201 as THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" joined his [maternal] uncle in Navarre in 1225[64].  He succeeded his maternal uncle in 1234 as TEOBALDO I "le Grand" King of Navarre

-        see below

Comte Thibaut III had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

3.          GUILLAUME (-29 Dec ----).  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "IV Kal Jan" of "Guillelmus frater illustris regis Navarrie thesaurarius hujus ecclesie"[65]., the same necrology recording the death of "Theobaldus illustris rex Navarre et comes Campanie" which must refer to King Teobaldo I, Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne.  If this entry relates to Guillaume illegitimate son of King Teobaldo I, who was Bishop of Pamplona, it would presumably have referred to his bishopric not just the junior post of thesaurarius. 

 

 

THIBAUT de Champagne, son of THIBAUT III Comte de Champagne & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Navarra (Pamplona 3 May 1201-Pamplona 8 Jul 1253, bur Pamplona).  Villehardouin records that the wife of Comte Thibaut "had borne him a little daughter and was about to bear a son" when her husband died[66].  He succeeded his father in 1201 as THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" joined his [maternal] uncle in Navarre in 1225[67].  He succeeded his maternal uncle in 1234 as TEOBALDO I "le Grand" King of Navarre.  He answered the call of Pope Gregory IX for a Crusade in 1239, and led a French contingent which landed at Acre 1 Sep 1239.  William of Tyre (Continuator) names "Tiebaut li rois de Navarre qui estoit cuens de Champaigne" among those who took part in the crusade from France which landed at Acre in 1239[68].  He marched south to attack the Egyptian outposts of Ascalon and Gaza, where they were defeated.  He returned to Europe in Sep 1240[69].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "Kal Mai" of "Theobaldus illustris rex Navarre et comes Campanie"[70].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "11 Jul" of "Theobaldus rex Navarre, Campanie et Brie comes palatinus"[71].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "Id Iul…apud Pampilonam" in 1253 of "Teobaldus…rex Navarre et comes palatinus Campanie atque Brie" and his burial in Pamplona[72]

[73]Betrothed (1219) MARGARET of Scotland, daughter of WILLIAM I "the Lion" King of Scotland & his wife Ermengarde de Beaumont (1193-1259, bur Church of the Black Friars, London). 

m firstly (mid-May 1220, repudiated 1222) as her second husband, GERTRUD von Dagsburg, widow of THIBAUT I Duke of Lorraine, daughter of ALBERT II Graf von Dagsburg & his wife Gertrud von Baden ([May 1205/mid-1206]-before 19 Mar 1225).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage in 1220 of "Gertrudem comitissam de Daburc [relictam Theobaldi iuvenis dux Lotharingie]" and "iuvenis comes Theobaldus Campaniensis" and their separation two years later on grounds of consanguinity[74].  Richer records that "ducem Lotoringie Theobaldum" was married to "filiam comitis de Daxporc", that he inherited the county through her, that after her first husband died she married "comes…Campanie adhuc adolescens" who in his turn inherited the county, that she was repudiated for sterility by her second husband and married thirdly "comiti de Lignigne", and that after the couple's death soon afterwards there were no heirs to her county which (including "castra…Hernestem et Turquestem, et…opida…Albam et Saleborc") was annexed by "Metensis episcopus Iohannes" but that "frater…dicti comitis defuncti" captured "castrum Daxporc"[75].  She married thirdly (1224 before Sep) Simon von Leiningen

m secondly (1222) AGNES de Beaujeu, daughter of GUICHARD [IV] “le Grand” Sire de Beaujeu & his wife Sibylle de Hainaut [Flanders] (-11 Jul 1231, bur Clairvaux).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage of "Theobaldus comes Campaniensis" and "Agnetem sororem Humberti filiam Wichardi de Belloioco"[76].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1231 V Id Jul" of "Agnes comitissa Campanie" and her burial "in Clarevalle in capella comitis Flandrie matris sue avunculi"[77]

[78]Betrothed (1231) to YOLANDE de Bretagne, daughter of PIERRE Duke of Brittany & his first wife Alix de Thouars (in Brittany end 1218-château de Bouteville 10 Oct 1272, bur Villeneuve-les-Nantes, église abbatiale de Notre Dame). 

m thirdly (contract Mar 1232, 22 Sep 1232) MARGUERITE de Bourbon, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [VIII] "le Grand" Sire de Bourbon [Dampierre] & his first wife Guigone de Forez (-Provins, Brie 12 Apr 1256, bur Clairval).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage of "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" and "Margaretam filiam Erchenbaldi de Borbona"[79].  The contract of marriage between “Theobaldus Campanie et Brie comes palatinus” and “Archambaldus dominus Borbonii…Margarita filia” is dated Mar 1232[80].  She was regent of Champagne and Navarre 1253-1256 during the minority of her son.  “Marguerite…royne de Navarre, de Champaigne et de Brye conteste palatine” settled a dispute between “les nobles barons Jehan conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins…et Thiebaut conte de Barz” by charter dated 3 Nov 1254[81].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "29 Mar" of "Margarita regina Navarre"[82].  The necrology of the Chapelle Saint-Blaise, Provins records the death on 29 Mar of "Margarita regina"[83].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "II Id Apr…apud Privignum" in 1256 of "Margarita…regina Navarre, commitissa Canpanie atque Brie" and her burial in "apud Claram vallem"[84]

Comte Thibaut IV & his second wife had one child:

1.         BLANCHE de Champagne (before 19 Jan 1225-Château de Hédé, Ille-et-Vilaine 11 Aug 1283, bur Hennebont, Morbihan, Abbaye cistercienne de Notre Dame de la Joie).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Agnes comitissa Campanie" left an only daughter but does not name her[85].  “O Meranie dux, comes Burgundie palatinus et…Beatrix uxor eius” agreed with “Theobaldum Campanie et Brye comitem palatinum” the marriage of “Othonem filium nostrum” and “Blancham filiam ipsius Theobaldi comiti Campanie” by charter dated 19 Jan 1225[86].  She was Infanta doña BLANCA de Navarra from her father's accession to the throne of Navarre in 1234.  The marriage contract between “P. dux Britannie comes Richerimontis…Johanni de Britannia filio nostro” and “Theobaldus…rex Navarre, Campanie et Brie comes palatinus…filiam suam domiscellam Blancham” is dated 16 Jan 1236[87].  She founded the Abbaye de la Joie near Hennebont [1270], where she was later buried.  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "IV Id Sep" of "Blancha comitissa Britannie"[88]Betrothed (19 Jan 1225) to OTTO de Bourgogne, son of OTTO I Duke of Merano, Comte Palatin de Bourgogne [Andechs] & his first wife Beatrix de Bourgogne-Comté (-Burg Niesten 19 Jun 1248, bur Langheim).  He succeeded his father in 1234 as Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, Duke of Merano.  m (contract Château-Thierry, Aisne 16 Jan 1236) JEAN de Bretagne, son of PIERRE I "Mauclerc" Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond & his first wife Alix de Thouars Dss of Brittany (1217-Château de l'Isle, Férel, Morbihan 8 Oct 1286, bur Prières, église abbatiale de Notre Dame).  On his marriage, his father-in-law declared Jean his heir in Navarre, even if he subsequently had a male heir.  After his majority, he swore allegiance to Louis IX King of France at Paris 16 Nov 1237 as JEAN I "le Roux" Duke of Brittany.  He renounced his rights to Navarre in favour of his brother-in-law Teobaldo II King of Navarre, by agreement in 1254. 

King Teobaldo I & his third wife had six children:

2.         ELEONORE de Champagne ([1233]-young).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

3.         THIBAUT de Champagne, Infante don TEOBALDO de Navarra (1239-Trapani, Sicily 4 Dec 1270, bur Provins, église des Cordeliers)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the birth in 1239 of "regi Navarre filius" but does not name him[89].  He succeeded his father in 1253 as THIBAUT V Comte de Champagne et de Brie, TEOBALDO II "el Joven" King of Navarre.  He died on returning from the crusade in Tunis.  The necrology of the Chapelle Saint-Blaise, Provins records the death on 4 Dec of "Theobaldus rex Navarre fundator noster"[90].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "Non Dec…apud Trapanam" in 1270 of "Theobaldus secundus…rex Navarre et comes palatinus Campanie adque Brie" and his burial "apud Privignum"[91]m (Melun, Seine-et-Marne 6 Apr 1258) ISABELLE de France, daughter of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (2 or 18 Mar 1242-Hyères near Marseille 27 Apr 1271, bur Provins, église des Cordeliers).  She died on returning from the crusade in Tunis.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "22 Apr" of "Ysabellis quondam regine Navarre…regis Francorum filia"[92].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "XV Kal Mai…apud Yeras" in 1271 of "Helisabet…regina Navarre et comitissa Campanie atque Brie" and her burial "in monasterio…Barra"[93]Mistress (1)doña MARQUESA Gil de Rada, daughter of ---.  King Teobaldo II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

a)         doña MARQUESA de Navarra (-after 1303).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (before 1276) as his second wife, don PEDRO Fernández Barón de Hijar, illegitimate son of don JAIME I “el Conquistador” King of Aragon & his mistress doña Berenguela Fernández ([1245/49]-[1297]).   

4.         MARGUERITE de Champagne, Infanta doña MARGARETA de Navarra ([1240]-3 Oct 1307, bur église des Précheresses, Nancy)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   She renounced her rights over the county of Champagne shortly after her marriage, renewing the declaration 20 Mar 1273[94].  She founded the convent of the Clarissans at Neufchâteau in 1297.  m (contract 6 Jun 1249, 10 Jul 1255) FERRY III Duke of Lorraine, son of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine van Limburg (early 1240-31 Dec 1302, bur Beaupré Abbey). 

5.         PIERRE de Champagne, Infante don PEDRO de Navarra (-22 May 1265).  Señor de Muruzábal.  The necrology of the Chapelle Saint-Blaise, Provins records the death on 22 May of "Petrus filius regis Navarre"[95]

6.         BEATRICE de Champagne, Infanta doña BEATRIZ de Navarra ([1242]-Château de Villaines-en-Duesmois, Côtes d'Or 1295 after Jul)A charter dated Nov 1258 confirms the marriage between “Hue duc de Bourgoigne” and “Thiebaut…foy de Navarre, de Champaigne et de Brie cuens palatins…demoiselle Biatrix nostre serour[96].  Dame de l'Isle-sous-Montréal.  She renounced any claim to the succession of her brother 2 Sep 1273.  After her husband died, she retired to the château de l'Isle-sur-Serein.  She quarrelled with her stepson Robert Duke of Burgundy, and asked for protection from Philippe II "Auguste" King of France.  m (contract Nov 1258) as his second wife, HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy, son of EUDES III Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Alix Dame de Vergy (9 Mar 1213-château de VillaInés-en-Duesmois, Côtes d'Or 27 or 30 Oct 1272, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux). 

7.         HENRI de Champagne, Infante don ENRIQUE de Navarra (-Pamplona 22 Jul 1274, bur Pamplona)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He succeeded his brother in 1270 as HENRI III Comte de Champagne et de Brie, ENRIQUE I King of Navarre.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "23 Jul" of "Henricus rex Navarre"[97]m (Melun, Seine-et-Marne 1269) as her first husband, BLANCHE d'Artois, daughter of ROBERT I Comte d’Artois [Capet] & his wife Mathilde [Mahaut] de Brabant (1248-Paris 2 May 1302).  Regent of Navarre, during the minority of her daughter Juana Queen of Navarre, whose marriage with the future Philippe IV King of France she agreed at Orléans May 1275.  She married secondly (27 Jul/29 Oct 1276) Edmund “Crouchback” of England Earl of Lancaster, who was also Regent of Champagne and Navarre 1275-1283.  The Chronicle of Thomas Wykes records the marriage in 1275 of “dominus Edmundus frater domini regis Anglorum” and “dominam reginam Naveriæ[98]Mistress (1): --- Lacarra, daughter of ---.  King Enrique I & his wife had two children: 

a)         THIBAUT de Champagne, Infante don TEOBALDO de Navarra (-1273).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

b)         JEANNE de Champagne, Infanta doña JUANA de Navarra (Bar-sur-Seine 14 Jan 1273-Château de Vincennes 31 Mar or 2 Apr 1305, bur Paris église des Cordeliers)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   She succeeded her father in 1274 as JEANNE Ctss de Champagne et de Brie, JUANA Queen of Navarre, Ctss de Bigorre.  After her marriage, she continued to govern Champagne personally, her husband governing Navarre.  m (Paris, Notre Dame 16 Aug 1284) PHILIPPE de France, son of Philippe III King of France & his first wife Infanta doña Isabel de Aragón (Fontainebleau 8 Apr/Jun 1268-Fontainebleau 29 Nov 1314, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  He succeeded 1284 by right of his wife as FELIPE I King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne.  He succeeded his father 1285 as PHILIPPE IV "le Bel" King of France.  Crowned Notre-Dame de Reims 6 Jan 1286.  

King Enrique I had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

c)          JUAN Enríquez de Lacarra (-1323).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

-        ENRÍQUEZ de LACARRA

King Teobaldo I had four illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

8.          doña MARGARITA [Inés] de Navarra The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (before 15 Jul 1243) as his second wife, don ÁLVARO Pérez de Azagra Señor de Albarracín, son of don PEDRO Fernández de Azagra & his wife --- .

9.          don GUILLERMO de Navarra ([1225 or after]-30 Dec before 1267).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" had "filium nomine Guillelmum bastardum", dating the event to "quo tempore rex"[99].  As the same passage records the arrival of Thibaut in Navarre to join his uncle in 1225, it is assumed that "quo tempore rex" is intended to mean "during the time his uncle was king" rather than "while he [Thibaut] was king".  The marriage dates of the illegitimate daughters of Thibaut indicate that they must have been born before his accession, which also suggests that this interpretation of the phrase in the Chronicle is correct.  The Chronicle also adds in the same passage that "episcopus Pampelone" was "frater uterinus eiusdem bastardi", giving a clue to the identity of the mother of don Guillermo.  A priest.  

10.       doña ELIDA de Navarra (-[1242]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Maybe m (contract Mar 1238[100]) as his first wife, don ÁLVARO Pérez de Azagra Señor de Albarracín, son of don PEDRO Fernández de Azagra & his wife ---.

11.       doña BERENGUELA de Navarra .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Prioress of San Pedro de Ribas.

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person and Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne has not yet been ascertained: 

1.         --- (-killed Orléans 1236).  Matthew Paris records "nepos comitis Campaniæ scilicet regis Navariæ" among those who were killed at Orléans in 1236 during disturbances[101]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de BAR-sur-AUBE

 

 

The county of Bar-sur-Aube lay east of the county of Troyes, having evolved from the pagus Barrensis within the ecclesiastical diocesis of Langres.  It covered the same territory as the ecclesiastical doyenné of Bar-sur-Aube[102].  A charter dated 22 Sep 829 in the cartulary of Montiérender refers to "res…in pago Barrense" and is dated "Barrense castro sive ad Morimunt"[103].  No record has been found of any comtes de Bar-sur-Aube before the early 11th century, although the castle referred to in the 829 document was presumably governed by a series of comtes or vicomtes about whom no information has survived.  The first records of comtes de Bar-sur-Aube are dated to the early 11th century, but the county passed by marriage to the comtes de Valois in the mid-11th century.  After the death of Raoul [III] Comte de Valois, who had married the heiress of Bar-sur-Aube, the county passed to Thibaut III Comte de Blois.  As discussed further in the document CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY, there is some doubt whether Comte Thibaut III was the son-in-law of Comte Raoul [III].  In the absence of a family relationship, his justification for acquiring Bar-sur-Aube is unclear.  One of his first acts was to confirm the donations to the abbey of Saint-Claude made by the earlier comtes de Bar-sur-Aube: "Teubaldus comes", at the request of "domni Symonis comitis", confirmed donations of property "in terra Barrensi" made by "comes Notcherius et Rodulphus et Symon comes" by charter dated 1076[104].  Unfortunately the document makes no mention of the relationship between the parties. 

 

The county of Bar-sur-Aube remained in the possession of the family of the comtes de Blois and comtes de Champagne throughout the medieval period, although Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Barrum super Albam...”, by bull dated [1105][105].  In the mid-19th century, Henri d’Arbois de Jubainville studied the history of Bar-sur-Aube during the period of governance by the comtes de Champagne and, in his introduction, also summarises the county’s previous history[106].  Details concerning the family of the first known comtes de Bar-sur-Aube are included in the Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, which is based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude[107]

 

 

1.         ACHARD de la Ferté-sur-Aube .  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "Achardi" as the ancestor of the comtes de Bar-sur-Aube who are set out below, stating that he was "genere Normannum" and that he founded "Firmitatis ad Albam" {La Ferté-sur-Aube}[108]m [ACHARDIA], daughter of ---.  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois names "Achardia" as the wife of "Achardi"[109].  The name is improbable, as the feminine version of her husband’s name.  Achard & his wife had two children: 

a)         NOCHER [I] (-after 1011).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Achardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[110]Comte de Bar-sur-Aube.  "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 1011, subscribed by " Fulco episcopus Sessionis civitatis, Beraldi nepotis eius, Notcherii comitis, Notcherii filii eius, Adelise comitisse"[111]m ([992]) [as her second husband,] ADELISA, [widow of GUY Comte de Soissons,] daughter of [GILBERT/GISELBERT Comte & his wife ---].  "…Notcherii comitis, Notcherii filii eius, Adelise comitisse" subscribed the charter dated 1011 under which "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny[112].  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Nocherius seu Nocherus, Achardi filius" married in 992 "Alaidem comitissam Suessionensem, filiam comitis Gilberti, viduam Guidonis Viromanduensis, et matrem Rainaudi comitis Suessionensem"[113].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[114], she was Adelisa Ctss de Soissons, daughter of Guy Comte de Soissons & his wife ---.  It is uncertain which version is correct, but as noted below under Renaud Comte de Soissons there are indications that the Acta Sanctorum version provides a more credible explanation of events.  Nocher [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          NOCHER [II] (-[1019/40]).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "alius Nocherius, Wido…clericus, frater eius" as the two sons of "Nocherius comes Suessionem"[115]Comte de Bar-sur-Aube

-         see below

ii)         GUY .  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "alius Nocherius, Wido…clericus, frater eius" as the two sons of "Nocherius comes Suessionem"[116]

iii)        [RENAUD [I] (-1057).  Comte de Soissons.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[117], Renaud was the possible son of Nocher Comte de Bar-sur-Aube & his wife Adelisa Ctss de Soissons.  This is consistent with the same source stating that Nocher’s wife was the daughter, not the widow, of Guy Comte de Soissons, but the primary source (if any) on which the information is based has not been identified.  On the other hand, the Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Nocherius seu Nocherus, Achardi filius" married in 992 "Alaidem comitissam Suessionensem, filiam comitis Gilberti, viduam Guidonis Viromanduensis, et matrem Rainaudi comitis Suessionensem"[118].  As Renaud named his son Guy, it appears more likely that the Acta Sanctorum version is correct.] 

-         COMTES de SOISSONS.] 

b)         FOULQUES (-1015 or after).  "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 1011[119]Bishop of Soissons 995/1015. 

c)         [son/daughter .  One parent of Béraud and his supposed sister may either have been Nocher [I] Comte de Bar-sur-Seine or an otherwise unrecorded brother or sister, assuming that the word "nepotis" is used in its strict sense of nephew in the charter which is quoted below.]  m ---.  [Two] children: 

i)          BERAUD (-1052).  "Fulco episcopus Sessionis civitatis, Beraldi nepotis eius…" subscribed a charter dated 1011 under which "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny[120].  Archdeacon at Langres before 1015.  Provost at Langres 1018.  Bishop of Soissons 1019.  The necrology of Soissons records the death “VI Kal Nov” of “Beroldus episcopus” and his donation of “villa...Cala et clausum ad vinum solvendum in Bistisiaco[121].] 

ii)         [daughter .  "Humbertus archidiaconus…avunculus meus Beraldus archidiaconus" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [15 Feb 1023][122] which, if avunculus is used in its strict sense, indicates that the mother of archdeacon Humbert was the sister of archdeacon Béraud.  m HENRI Seigneur de Vergy, [illegitimate son of HENRI Duke of Burgundy & his mistress ---] (-before 1023).] 

 

 

NOCHER [II], son of NOCHER [I] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube & his wife Adelisa --- (-[1019/40]).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "alius Nocherius, Wido…clericus, frater eius" as the two sons of "Nocherius comes Suessionem"[123].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1011 under which "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "…Notcherii comitis, Notcherii filii eius, Adelise comitisse"[124]Comte de Bar-sur-Aube

m ---.  The name of Nocher’s wife is not known. 

Nocher [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         AELIS ([1020/25]-11 Sep 1053).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Achardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[125].  Considering the date of her first marriage, and that she had several children by her fourth husband, it is unlikely that Aelis was born before [1020/25].  Ctss de Bar-sur-Aube.  Her marital history is recorded in the Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois: after the death of her first husband, "Rodulfus comes Calvimontis Vallis Cassini" [identified as her future fourth husband] visited "castellum Barri" who proposed marriage, the ceremony to take place after his return from a pilgrimage to Rome, but as the proposal displeased "primoribus terræ illius" they married her during Raoul’s absence to "Rainardo comiti de Jooniaco".  After Raoul returned, he besieged "Jooniacum castellum" and abducted Aelis to "castello Firmitatis", wanting to assure himself that she was not pregnant before marrying her.  While there, the inhabitants of Bar-sur-Aube married her again to "Rotgerio de Wangionis ripa", after which Raoul ravaged the countryside until they returned Aelis to him[126].  Her son "Symon comes Barrensium" donated property to the abbey of Molesme for the souls of "parentum suorum Radulfi…comitis et Walterii fratris suis et matris sue Adele" by undated charter[127].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Adala" wife of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" and mother of "Symonem et filiam…Adala", but does not give her origin[128].  "Symon comes Barrensium" donated property to the abbey of Molesme for the souls of "parentum suorum Radulfi…comitis et Walterii fratris suis et matris sue Adele" by undated charter, the entry stating that "Adelina comitissa" died "III Id Sep"[129]m firstly (1040) RENAUD de Semur-en-Brionnais, son of GEOFFROY I Seigneur de Semur & his first wife --- de Brioude.  m secondly ([1040/42], separated) RENARD Comte de Joigny, son of GEOFFROY de Joigny & his wife Alix de Sens.  m thirdly ([1041/43], separated) as his second wife, ROGER [I] avoué de Vignory, son of GUY [I] de Vignory & his wife --- (-before 1057).  m fourthly ([1041/45]) as his first wife, RAOUL [III] Comte de Valois, de Vexin, d'Amiens et de Vitry, son of RAOUL [II] Comte de Valois & his wife Adela de Breteuil (-Péronne 23 Feb or 8 Sep 1074, bur Montdidier, later transferred to Crépy-en-Valois, église collégiale Saint-Arnoul).  The county of Bar-sur-Aube was transmitted to the issue of this fourth marriage. 

2.         ISABELLE .  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "comitissam…Adelhida et Isabel" as the two daughters of Nocher [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube, adding that Isabelle married "Galterius de Clamice" by whom she had "filium Rodulphum" who was strangled "apud Firmitatem jam juvenis"[130]m GAUTHIER de Clamecy, son of ---.  One child: 

a)         RAOUL de Clamecy (-murdered La Ferté-sur-Aube ----).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "comitissam…Adelhida et Isabel" as the two daughters of Nocher [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube, adding that Isabelle married "Galterius de Clamice" by whom she had "filium Rodulphum" who was strangled "apud Firmitatem jam juvenis"[131]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE

 

 

A.      COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (TONNERRE)

 

 

The county of Bar-sur-Seine was located south-east of Troyes, in the present-day French département of Aube.  It lay within the pagus Latiscensis, within the diocese of Langres, co-terminous with the ecclesiastical doyenné of Bar-sur-Seine[132].  From [1046] at least, the county was held by the comtes de Tonnerre.  Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Barrum super Sequanam...”, by bull dated [1105][133].  It was later transmitted to the family of the comtes de Brienne by the marriage of Eustachie, sister of Hugues-Rainard Comte de Tonnerre et de Bar-sur-Seine, and Gauthier [I] Comte de Brienne.  It was inherited by Hugues [IV] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres as a result of his marriage to Petronille, daughter of Milon de Brienne Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  In 1220, the county was sold to the Comte de Champagne by the heirs of the Puiset family. 

 

 

1.         RAOUL .  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon names "miles Rodulfus…de Barrensi castro…et filius ipsius Rainardus"[134]m ---.  The name of Raoul’s wife is not known.  Raoul & his wife had one child: 

a)         RAINARD .  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon names "miles Rodulfus…de Barrensi castro…et filius ipsius Rainardus"[135]same person as…?  RAINARD (-after [997]).  Comte [de Bar-sur-Seine].  "Milo comes…Raynardus comes…" witnessed the charter dated to [992] under which “Umbertus…et mee conjugis…Giberge” donated property "in villa…Curtis-Secreta…in comitatu Tornodorense" to Saint-Michel de Tonnerre[136].  Ernest Petit suggests this co-identity, pointing out that Coussegré was situated in the domaine of Chaource, which in part was a dependency of the county of Bar-sur-Seine[137].  There appears to be no other evidence of the existence of Rainard, son of Raoul, and Bouchard points out that the dating of the charter in question is uncertain[138].  She suggests that it is more likely that "Rainardus comes" was either Rainard Comte de Sens or Rainard Comte de Tonnerre, the son of Ermengardis.  However, the latter suggestion appears incorrect as "Miles comes", who would have been the father of Rainard Comte de Tonnerre, is also named in the [992] charter.  "…Raynardi comitis…Milonis comitis…" subscribed a charter dated to [997] which deals with the property at Coussegré[139]m ---.  The name of Rainard’s wife is not known.  Rainard & his wife had [one possible child]: 

i)          [ERMENGARDE (-after 1018).  Ernest Petit suggests that Ermengarde, wife of Milon [III] Comte de Tonnerre, was the daughter of Rainard and heiress of Bar-sur-Seine[140].  A family connection is indicated by the charter dated to [992/1005] under which “Milo comes Tornodorensis castri” donated property "in villa…Curtis-Secreta" to the monastery of Saint-Michel, with the consent of “coniugis mee Ermengarde et carissimorum filiorum meorum Achardi, Rainardi et Alberici[141], the property being the same as the subject of the [992] charter witnessed by "…Raynardus comes…"[142]m MILO [IV] Comte de Tonnerre, son of --- ([950/65]-1002 or after).] 

 

 

1.         HUGUES RAINARD de Tonnerre, son of MILO [V] Comte de Tonnerre & his wife Aceka --- (-2/3 Apr 1084).  “Milo comes castri Tornodori” donated property to Saint-Michel de Tonnerre, by charter dated 29 Sep 1046, which specifies that after the death of “supradicti Milonis regnante filio eius Hugone…”, signed by “Hugonis qui et Raynardi…comitis…[143].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Tonnerre et Comte de Bar-sur-Seine 1046.  Archdeacon at Langres.  Bishop of Langres 1065. 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (BRIENNE)

 

 

MILON de Brienne, son of GAUTHIER [I] Comte de Brienne et de Bar-sur-Seine & his wife Eustachie Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine [Tonnerre] (-[1126]).  His parentage is confirmed by his undated charter under which "Milo…comes Barris super Sequanam" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius"[144]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Airardus comes Brinensis filius Walterii comitis" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "matre sua Eustachia comitissa et uxore sua [blank], necnon et Milone fratre suo comite de Barro" by charter dated to [1085/1111][145].  A note of a donation by "Hugo comes Trecorum" to "Monasterium Arremari" is included in a charter dated 1113, signed by "Milo comes Barri, Ayrardus frater eius comes Brenie"[146].  "Milo comes Barri" donated "castri…Juliaci" to Molesme abbey for a convent, later the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains, by charter dated [1115][147].  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated to [1125 or before], subscribed by "Milonis comitis, Widonis filii eius"[148]

m (before 1103) MATHILDE de Noyers, daughter of MILON [II] Sire de Noyers & his wife ---.  1103/16.  "Milo…comes Barris super Sequanam" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius" by undated charter[149].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Comte Milon & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUY de Brienne (-13 Feb ----).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1125 or before] in which "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named, subscribed by "Milonis comitis, Widonis filii eius"[150]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[151].  The necrology of the abbey of Mores records the death "Pridie Id Feb" of "Guido comes Barrensis"[152]m PETRONILLE-ELISABETH de Chacenay, daughter of ANSERIC [II] de Chacenay & his wife Humbeline [de Troyes] (-[28 Aug] ----).  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[153].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Petronilla, Barri comitissa…pro anima viri sui Widonis et filiorum suorum Milonis et Willelmi"[154].  There is doubt about her name as the cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[155].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  The necrology of Notre-Dame aux Nonnains records the death "28 Aug" of "Petronilla, monacha comitissa Barri"[156], although this entry could refer to her granddaughter.  Comte Guy & his wife had six children: 

a)         MILON de Brienne (-1 Oct 1151).  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[157].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Guido comes Barri super Secanam, filiis suis Milone et Willielmo"[158]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  The cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[159]m (before 1150) as her first husband, AGNES de Baudémont dame de Braine, daughter and heiress of GUY de Baudémont Seigneur de Braine & his wife Alix Dame de Braine (1130-24 Jul 1204, bur Braine, église abbatiale de Saint-Ived).  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Agnes, Barri comitissa…pro anima viri sui comitis Milonis"[160].  The cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated to [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[161].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Agnes Branæ domina" donated property to Saint-Yved de Braine, for the welfare of the souls of "suæ…Milonis mariti sui", by charter dated 1150[162].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agnes nobilis de Barro super Sequanam" as second wife of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum", specifying that she was "mater comitisse Petronille"[163].  She married secondly (1152) as his second wife, Robert de France Seigneur de Dreux.  "R comes dominus Droc et Bran" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris eius [R patris meis]…comitisse matris mee…et Yolande comitisse uxore mee et liberorum meorum " by charter dated Jul 1212[164], although the document is incorrectly dated assuming that the death date of Agnes is correct as shown above.  Comte Milon & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          PETRONILLE de Brienne (-[16 Mar or 28 Aug] ----).  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "Agnes nobilis de Barro super Sequanam", second wife of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum", as "mater comitisse Petronille"[165], read together with the charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[166].  She succeeded her father as Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[167].  The necrology of Notre-Dame aux Nonnains records the death "28 Aug" of "Petronilla, monacha comitissa Barri"[168], although this entry could refer to her grandmother.  The necrology of Molesme records the death "IV Kal Sep" of "Petronilla comitissa Barri"[169].  The necrology of Saint-Yved de Braine records the death "XVII Kal Apr" of "Petronillæ comitissæ Barri, filiæ comitissæ Branæ"[170]m HUGUES [IV] de Puiset Vicomte de Chartres, son of ERARD [IV] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Heloise de Roucy (-Ardech, England Nov 1189, bur Durham).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[171]

ii)         [MARIE (-18 Oct ----).  The necrology of Saint-Yved de Braine records the death "XV Kal Nov" of "Mariæ filiæ comitissæ Branæ"[172].  No record has been found that Agnes de Baudément Dame de Braine had a daughter named Marie by her second husband Robert de Dreux.  It is therefore possible that this entry refers to a second, otherwise unrecorded, daughter by her first marriage. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Brienne .  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[173].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Guido comes Barri super Secanam, filiis suis Milone et Willielmo"[174]

c)         GUY de Brienne .  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[175]

d)         MANASSES de Brienne (-3/4 Apr 1193).  His parentage is given by Alberic de Trois Fontaines[176].  "Manasses comes Barri super Sequanam…Theobaldo fratre meo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charters dated 1164 and [1165], the latter naming "patris mei comitis Milonis"[177].  He was elected Bishop of Langres in 1179.  "Manasses…Lingonensis episcopus" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1180, witnessed by "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri"[178].  He went on the third crusade[179]

e)         THIBAUT de Brienne (-1204 or after, bur Pontigny).  "Manasses comes Barri super Sequanam…Theobaldo fratre meo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charters dated 1164 and [1165], the latter naming "patris mei comitis Milonis"[180].  He is named as brother of Manasses, in a document which also names his wife[181].  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][182].  Seigneur de Champlost.  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[183]m MARGUERITE, daughter of [JACQUES Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Agnes de Brienne] (-after 1204).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the testament of her mother "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][184].  The fact that Marguerite inherited land of her presumed nephew Jacques de Chacenay suggests that she was born from her mother’s first marriage to Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay, but this supposition is not beyond all doubt.  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][185].  She is named in the same document as her husband[186].  Thibaut & his wife had two children: 

i)          PETRONILLE de Brienne (-[Dec 1236/Jan 1237]).  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[187].  Dame de Champlost.  Petronilla domina Chamloti” donated property to Dilo abbey, for the soul of “mariti mei quondam Guidonis de Cappis”, by charter dated Mar 1222 (O.S.)[188]m GUY de Chappes, son of --- (-Jul 1221). 

ii)         AGNES de Brienne (-before 1240).  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[189].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Bragelogne et de Beugnon.  m PHILIPPE Seigneur de Plancy, son of --- (-before 1237). 

f)          ERMESINDE de Brienne (-1211 or after).  Manassès Bishop of Langres confirmed that "sororem meam dominam Trianguli" ratified donations to Vauluisant made by "bone memorie Ansellus dominus Trianguli" by charter dated to [1185/92][190].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Isabellam relictam domini Anselli de Triangulo, sororis comitis de Barro super Sequanam et episcopi Manasse Lingonensis" as second wife of "comes Barri Theobaldus"[191].  "Ermancia domina de Traignel" judged a dispute by charter dated 1196[192].  "Ermansandis domina Trianguli" issued a charter dated 1200 relating to the wood of Coudroi[193]m firstly as his second wife, ANSEAU [II] Sire de Traînel, son of ANSEAU [I] Seigneur de Traînel & his wife Hélisende --- (-[1188/89]).  m secondly (1189, divorced [1195]) as his second wife, THIBAUT de Bar Seigneur de Briey, Steinay and Longwy, son of RENAUD II Comte de Bar & his wife Agnes de Blois ([1160]-12/13 Feb 1214, bur Saint-Mihiel).  He succeeded his brother in 1190 as THIBAUT I Comte de Bar

2.         RENAUD de Brienne (-16 Dec 1150).  Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records the death in 1151 of "Reinaldus filius Milonis comitis de Bar super Sequanam" who had been installed as abbot of Molesme[194].  Abbot of Cîteaux 1133. 

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (PUISET)

 

 

HUGUES [IV] du Puiset, son of ERARD [IV] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Heloise de Roucy (-Ardech, England Nov 1189, bur Durham).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the passage from Roger of Hoveden which is quoted below.  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres.  Comte de Bar-sur-Seine, de iure uxorisRoger of Hoveden records that “Hugo comes de Bar supra Secanam, nepos Hugonis Dunelmensis episcopi” landed “apud Herterpol”, dated to 1174[195].  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[196]

m PETRONILLE Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine, daughter of MILON Comte de Bar-sur-Seine [Brienne] & his wife Agnes de Baudémont (-[16 Mar or 28 Aug] ----).  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "Agnes nobilis de Barro super Sequanam", second wife of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum", as "mater comitisse Petronille"[197], read together with the charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[198].  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[199].  1174.  The necrology of Notre-Dame aux Nonnains records the death "28 Aug" of "Petronilla, monacha comitissa Barri"[200], although this entry could refer to her grandmother.  The necrology of Saint-Yved de Braine records the death "XVII Kal Apr" of "Petronillæ comitissæ Barri, filiæ comitissæ Branæ"[201].  The necrology of Molesme records the death "IV Kal Sep" of "Petronilla comitissa Barri"[202]

Hugues [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         MILON du Puiset (-Damietta 17/18 Aug 1219).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Apr 1174, naming "Petronilla uxor mea cum liberis meis Milone, Helvide et Margarita"[203]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  Seigneur du Puiset, Vicomte de Chartres 1190.  Milo comes Barri super Sequanam” confirmed a purchase by the people of Bar, with the consent of “uxoris mee Helissendis”, by charter dated [29 Mar/17 Apr] 1199, witnessed by "Renaudus vicecomes Barri…"[204].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" confirmed the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun for the soul of "avi sui Ebrardi" with the consent of "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[205].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1206[206].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[207].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[208].  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins records the death "VII Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri super Seccanam et Gaucherus filius suus"[209].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "XV Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri"[210].  The necrology of Molesme records the death "XV Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri"[211]m (before 1198) as her second husband, HELISENDE de Joigny, widow of JEAN de Montréal Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube, daughter of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adela de Nevers (-28 Apr after 1226).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her first marriage is indicated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[212].  "Johannes de Arcies", leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights to the churches of Escharlis and Fontaine-Jean, with the consent of "Helissanz uxor mea", by charter dated 1189[213].  “Milo comes Barri super Sequanam” confirmed a purchase by the people of Bar, with the consent of “uxoris mee Helissendis”, by charter dated [29 Mar/17 Apr] 1199[214].  "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" consented to the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun confirmed by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[215].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her first marriage is indicated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[216].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1210, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[217].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[218].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam et Elissendis comitissa et Galaherius filius eorum" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Feb 1218, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[219].  “Helisendis comitissa Barri super Secanam” donated her rights in “domo monachorum de Vilael" to "abbatem…Majoris Monasterii", for the souls of "Milonis mariti mei, comitis Barri, et filiorum meorum Johannis et Gaucherii", by charter dated [30 Mar/18 Apr] 1226[220].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "IV Kal Mar" of "Helisendis…comitissa Barri super Sequanam"[221].  Comte Milon & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGUES du Puiset (-before 12 Oct 1199).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He presumably died before 12 Oct 1199 the date of his father's donation which was confirmed by his brother Gaucher. 

b)         GAUCHER du Puiset (-killed in battle Damietta 30 Jul 1219).  "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" consented to the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun confirmed by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[222].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1210, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[223].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[224].  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins records the death "VII Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri super Seccanam et Gaucherus filius suus"[225].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "III Kal Aug" of "Galcherus filius Milonis comitis Barri"[226].  The necrology of Molesme records the death "III Kal Aug" of "Gaucherius filius Milonis comitis Barri"[227]m (before Feb 1219) as her first husband, ELISABETH de Courtenay, daughter of PIERRE [II] de Courtenay Marquis de Namur Emperor of Constantinople & his second wife Yolande de Flandre ([1199][228]-1269[229] or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the marriage of "quintam filiarum eius [Namucensis comitis Petri]" and "Galtherus de Barro super Sequanam comitis Milonis filius" and her second marriage to "Odo, Alexandri filius, frater ducis Burgundie Odonis"[230].  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  She married secondly (1220) Eudes [I] Seigneur de Montagu [Burgundy-Capet]. 

2.         HELVIS du Puiset (-1215 or after).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Apr 1174, naming "Petronilla uxor mea cum liberis meis Milone, Helvide et Margarita"[231].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" noted the donation by "Elvis soror mea domina de Balenio" to Jully-les-Nonnains, affirmed by "filie predicte Helvis", by charter dated 1208[232].  Dame de Balnois.  The primary source which records her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly ---.  The identity of Helvis’s first husband is not known.  m secondly GUY de Sennecey, son of ---.  Helvis & her first husband had one child: 

a)         LAURE --- (-after 3 Apr 1223).  She is referred to as daughter of Helvis in the charter dated 1208 under which "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" noted the donation by "Elvis soror mea domina de Balenio" to Jully-les-Nonnains, affirmed by "filie predicte Helvis"[233].  The primary source which confirms that she was the daughter of her mother's first marriage, and confirms her own marriage, has not yet been identified.  “Pontius dominus Cuyselli et Laurentia uxor eius” agreed not to dispose of “omnibus quæ habebunt de escheeta comitis Barri super Sequanam" without the consent of "comitissæ Campaniæ" by charter dated Aug 1220[234].  She sold her part in the county of Bar-sur-Seine to the comte de Champagne in 1220[235].  “Pontius de Cuysello et Laurentia eius uxor” confirmed the sale of “escheetæ comitatus Barri super Sequanam" by "Pontio de Monte Sancto Johannis" to "Theobaldo comiti Campaniæ" by charter dated 3 Apr [1223/24][236]m PONS [II] Seigneur de Cuiseaux et de Clairvaux, son of PONS [I] Seigneur de Cuiseaux & his wife Ermengarde --- (-[1230/34]). 

3.         MARGUERITE du Puiset (-1210 or after).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Apr 1174, naming "Petronilla uxor mea cum liberis meis Milone, Helvide et Margarita"[237].  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified.  1210.  Her children by her first marriage inherited the châtellenie du Puiset and the vicomté de Chartres.  They sold her part of the county of Bar-sur-Seine to the Comte de Champagne in 1220[238]m firstly (divorced) SIMON de Bricon Seigneur de Rochefort, son of --- (-Damietta 1219).  The necrology of the leprosery of Grand Beaulieu, near Chartres records the death “Id Jul“ of "Symonis de Ruppe forti vicecomitis Carnotensis” and his donation of “x lib. par. apud Puisiacum[239]m secondly EUDES d'Apremont-sur-Saône, son of ---.  1210. 

4.         [AGNES (-before 1234).  Agnes is shown as the possible daughter of Hugues [IV] du Puiset Comte de Bar-sur-Seine in Europäische Stammtafeln[240], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  m JACQUES de [Durnay/Chacenay], son of --- (-after 1234).  He became a monk at Clairvaux[241].] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES de BASSIGNY, COMTES de BOLENOIS

 

 

A.      COMTES de BASSIGNY

 

 

The county of Bassigny was located south of Joinville and north of Chaumont, in the present-day French departement of Haute-Marne[242].  Dubois assesses that the pagus Bassigniacus included La Marche and Neufchâteau (Vosges), Saint-Blin, Andelot, Chaumont, la Marne as far as Rolampont, Neuilly l’Evêque, Hortes, Pierre-Faite, la Saône and Bourbonne, all based around the basin of the source of the Meuse river[243].  He suggests that there is no evidence to support the statement that it became a county during the reign of Pépin King of the West Franks in [760], that its origin is probable traceable to the time of Emperor Louis “le Pieux”, and that references to counts of Bassigny only date from 937 when “Hugues comte du Bassigny et de Bologne, avec Gertrude son épouse et Gotzelin son fils” are named (he cites no source reference for this statement).  The county was broken up during the wars of Robert II King of France[244].  By the mid-13th century, its territory had been conquered by the comtes de Champagne who established an extensive bailliage centred on Chaumont[245]

 

The pagus Buloniensis was one of the ten pagi which were situated within the diocese of Langres, north of the county of Bassigny.  It was named after Bologne, now a small village in the canton of Vignory in the northern part of the bishopric[246]

 

 

1.         GOZELO (-[before 941]).  Comte de Bassignym ---.  Comte Gozelon & his wife had one child: 

a)         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m ROGER [II] Comte de Laon, son of ROGER [I] Comte de Laon & his wife Heilwig --- (-942). 

 

 

1.         HUGUES, son of ROGER [II] Comte de Laon & his wife --- de Bassigny (-25 Aug 961, bur Reims Saint-Rémi)Comte de Bassigny.  The necrology of Reims Saint-Rémi records the death "VIII Kal Sep" of "Hugo filius Rogeri comitis"[247]

 

 

[Two] brothers, parents not known: 

1.         RICHARD (-[May 999/1005])Comte de Bassigny, de Bologne, de Vigory et d'Andelot.  “Milo comes pagi Tornodorensis…et Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ” restored the monastery of Saint-Michel, naming property "in pago Brionense in villa Jasant" half of which was donated immediately and the other half "post excessum Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ", by charter dated Jul 980, signed by "Richardi comitis, Milonis"[248].  "…Richardi comitis, Rodgerii episcopi…" subscribed the charter dated May 999 donated Paray to Cluny[249]m LETGARDE, daughter of [MILO [II] Comte de Tonnerre & his wife Ingeltrude ---] (-after 1016).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[250].  Ernest Petit highlights that the same property was named in the charter dated Jul 980 in the name of Milo [II] Comte de Tonnerre and his wife Ingeltrude, and suggests therefore that Letgarde must have been their descendant[251]Europäische Stammtafeln[252] shows Letgarde as the daughter of "Wido proavus Milonis comitis", the latter referring presumably to the 1046 charter of Comte Milo [V].  However, the chronology appears to favour her being the daughter of Milo [II].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation of "ecclesiam…in villa Islo-super-Mosam fluvium in comitatu Bassignacensi" by "matrona…Letgardis…soror Lamberti episcopi" [probably Bishop of Langres], undated but among other records of donations in the late 1020s[253].  Ernest Petit suggests that "soror" could be interpreted in this document as meaning sister-in-law as well as sister[254].  Richard & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROGER (-after 1022).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[255]

b)         [RICHARD (-end 1030).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[256].  This document does not state specifically that Richard was another son of the donor but the position of his name in the list of subscribers suggests that this may be correct.  Bishop of Langres 1030] 

2.         [LAMBERT (-23 Aug 1030)Bishop of Langres .  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation of "ecclesiam…in villa Islo-super-Mosam fluvium in comitatu Bassignacensi" by "matrona…Letgardis…soror Lamberti episcopi" [probably Bishop of Langres], undated but among other records of donations in the late 1020s[257].  Ernest Petit suggests that "soror" could be interpreted in this document as meaning sister-in-law as well as sister[258].] 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de BOLENOIS, SEIGNEURS de SAXFONTAINE

 

 

Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Saxonis Fontem...”, by bull dated [1105][259]

 

 

AIMON [II], son of [AIMON [I] [d'Auxois] & his wife ---] (-before [1034/46]).  His suggested origin is based on the following.  "Miles nobilis stemmatis linea progenitus…Vualo…cum sua iugali…Iudith" donated a serf to the abbey of Flavigny by undated charter[260].  It is noted in the compilation that Duchesne[261] adds a list of signatories, not in any of the surviving manuscripts, which includes "Vualonis, Iudith uxoris eius, Aymonis comitis fratris eius qui consensit, Hervei fratris eius alterius…".  If this correctly refers to Aimon [II], later Comte de Bolenois, he was presumably older than his brother Gauthier because of his position in the list.  He may even have been his father's oldest son, because of his title "comitis", but in this case it is curious that he is not named in any of his father's charters and in particular does not appear in his father's 1004 testament.  Comte de Bolenois.  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaine to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[262].  "Haymo [comes]" donated land near Saxfontaine castle to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1030 before Sep subscribed[263].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaine at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[264]

m (before [1017]) CUNIGUNDE, daughter of ---.  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaine to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[265].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaine at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[266]

Vicomte Aimon [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         HENRI [Gérard] (-1034 or before).  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaine to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[267].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaine at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[268].  It is likely that "Heynricus" and "Girardi" in these two documents refer to the same person.  In both cases the name appears before that of "Ottonis", implying that Otto was the younger brother.  However, if there had been three brothers Henri, Gérard and Otto, it is likely that Gérard would also have been named in the earlier charter dated 1019.  It is clear that Henri (and also Gérard if he was a separate individual) died before his brother Otto, who is later recorded as his father's successor.  

2.         OTTO (-after [1034/46]).  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaine to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[269].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaine at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[270].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Bolenois.  "Comes Otto" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon in memory of "pater meus Aymo" by charter dated to [1034/46][271]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de CHOISEUL

 

 

Choiseul is today a small village in the canton of Clefmont, arrondissement of Chaumont, in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne.  Dubois cites an unconfirmed statement that the seigneurs de Choiseul descended from the same source as the early comtes de Bassigny[272]

 

 

1.         RENIER de Choiseul (-after 1084).  Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[273]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1084).  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[274]Renier & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROGER de ChoiseulPère Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[275]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Rogerius filius Rainerii de Cosello” donated property “apud Spinolium” to Molesme, confirmed by the same donor after his return from Jerusalem, by charter dated to [1102][276].  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[277]m ---.  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  Roger & his wife had two children: 

i)          RAYNARD [I] de Choiseul (-after 1157)Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard I” donated his rights over Grignoncourt and Les Gouttes to Morimond abbey, where he died as a monk, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[278].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although it appears probable that he was the son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul. 

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ii)         RENIER de Choiseul (-after 1158).  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[279]

b)         ADELINE de Choiseul (-after 1126).  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[280].  The primary source which confirms that Adeline was the same person as the wife of Odolric Seigneur d’Aigremont has not been identified.  A charter dated 1126 records that “laicus...Johannes” was appointed to head the abbey of Morimond by “domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua” who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” to the abbey, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici[281]m ODOLRIC Seigneur d’Aigremont, son of FOULQUES Seigneur d’Aigremont & his first wife --- de Reynel. 

 

 

RAYNARD [I] de Choiseul, son of ROGER Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife --- (-after 1157)Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard I” donated his rights over Grignoncourt and Les Gouttes to Morimond abbey, where he died as a monk, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[282].  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[283]

m HELOISE, daughter of --- (-after 1158).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[284].  Dubois names her “Haviz ou Hedwise de Vaudémont” but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[285].  No trace of this person has been found in the Vaudémont family.  The names of her children suggest that Héloise may have been a member of the Aigremont family, of which Odolric Seigneur d’Aigremont married Adeline, paternal aunt of Raynard [I]. 

Raynard [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         FOULQUES de Choiseul (-after 1183).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[286]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[287].  Père Anselme records that "Fouques Seigneur de Choiseul" settled disputes with Molesme by charter dated 1174[288]m ALIX, daughter of ---.  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[289].  Foulques & his wife had one child: 

a)         RAYNARD [II] de Choiseul (-[1216/Jun 1218]).  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[290]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that "Raynard II Seigneur de Choiseul" donated property at Banne to the church of Langres, in the presence of his wife Clémence, by charter dated 1210[291].  “Renaldus de Choisello" acknowledged a loan from "domina sua Blancha comitissa Trecensi palatina" by charter dated Nov 1210[292].  Dubois states that “Raynard II” was “chevalier banneret” in 1214, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[293].  Père Anselme records that "Raynard II Seigneur de Choiseul" donated an oven at Chesseaux to Molesme by charter dated 1216[294]m CLEMENCE [de Pouilly], daughter of --- (-after 1210).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard II Seigneur de Choiseul" donated property at Banne to the church of Langres, in the presence of his wife Clémence, by charter dated 1210[295].  Dubois names “Clémence de Pouilly” as the wife of Raynard [II] de Choiseul but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[296].  Raynard [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          RAYNARD [III] de Choiseul ([1195]-before Jun 1239).  Dubois names “Raynard III” as the son of Raynard [II] de Choiseul, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[297]Seigneur de Choiseul

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2.         OLRY de Choiseul (-after 1157).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157, adding that Olry was “chanoine de Langres[298]

 

 

RAYNARD [III] de Choiseul, son of RAYNARD [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Clémence de Pouilly ([1195]-before Jun 1239).  Dubois names “Raynard III” as the son of Raynard [II] de Choiseul, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[299]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard III” donated his mill at Colombey to Morimond by charter dated 1224, and the right to hold a market at Choiseul in 1238, but does not cite the primary sources on which he bases his information[300].  “...Renardum de Chosolio..." is named among the guarantors in the charter dated 16 Jan [1235/36] which records the betrothal of "P. dux Britannie...Johanni de Britannia filio nostro" and “Theobaldus...rex Navarre, Campanie et Brie comes palatinus...filiam suam domiscellam Blancham[301]

m (Nov 1221) as her second husband, ALIX de Dreux, widow of GAUCHER Sire de Salins, daughter of ROBERT [II] Comte de Dreux & his second wife Yolande de Coucy ([1189]-1258, bur Morimond).  “G. comes Matisconensis et Viennæ” donated property to Salins Saint-Anatoile, for the soul of “Galcheri fratris sui domini Salinensis”, with the consent of “Alys quondam uxore dicti G”, by charter dated 1219[302].  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1221 under which “Renardus dominus Caseoli” granted dower to “Alaydi uxori meæ dominæ Salinensi[303], read together with the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which refers to one of the seven daughters (mentioned third in the list) of "comiti de Brana Roberto" and his wife Yolande as the wife of "Raynaldus de Casseblo"[304].  “Henricus dominus Sombernonis” acted as guarantor for “Alidi dominæ Caseoli” relating to a debt owed by “domino Galchero de Salinis quondam marito suo” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy, by charter dated Feb 1224[305].  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Charlier abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[306].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[307][308].  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Aalis nobilis domina de Choiseul et de Salins[309]

Raynard [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Choiseul ([1222/25]-after 1296).  Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Charlier abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[310].  “Jean seigneur de Choiseul et sa femme Alix fille du seigneur d’Aigremont” made homage to the bishop of Langres “pour la terre de Choiseul” by charter dated Dec 1246[311].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[312].  “Jehan sire de Choisuel et d’Aigremont et noble dame Bertremette dite Aalis sa femme” donated “les dismes...de Franoy et de Saxures” to Morimond by charter dated 1296[313]m (before Dec 1247) BERTHEMETTE [Alix] d’Aigremont, daughter of RENIER [II] Seigneur d’Aigremont & his wife --- (-after 1296).  Dubois names “Berthemette d’Aigremont dite Aalis” as the wife of Jean [I] de Choiseul, and in a later passage records her ancestry, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[314][315].  “Jean seigneur de Choiseul et sa femme Alix fille du seigneur d’Aigremont” made homage to the bishop of Langres “pour la terre de Choiseul” by charter dated Dec 1246[316].  “Jehan sire de Choisuel et d’Aigremont et noble dame Bertremette dite Aalis sa femme” donated “les dismes...de Franoy et de Saxures” to Morimond by charter dated 1296[317].  Jean [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         JEAN [II] de Choiseul (-May 1308, bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife, adding that Jean [II] was “connétable du duc Robert II de Bourgogne et qualifié par lui son cousin”, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[318]Seigneur de Choiseul[319].  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Jehan sire de Choiseul, Meuvy, Coiffy, Aigremont, connestable de Bourgogne” who died May 1308 and “Alix de Nanteuil son épouse” who died in 1318[320]m ALIX de Nanteuil, daughter of --- (-1318, bur Morimond).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Jehan sire de Choiseul, Meuvy, Coiffy, Aigremont, connestable de Bourgogne” who died May 1308 and “Alix de Nanteuil son épouse” who died in 1318[321].  Jean [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          JEAN [III] de Choiseul (-1336, bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Jean III” as the son of Jean [II] de Choiseul and his wife, adding that he donated “le dénombrement de la garde de l’abbaye” to Morimond by charter dated 1333 and was buried there with his wife, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[322]Seigneur de Choiseul

-         see below

ii)         RENIER de Choiseul (-1320).  Dubois states that “Renier de Choiseul fils puîné de Jean et d’Alix de Nanteuil” was ancestor of “la branche des sires de Choiseul-Aigremont which became extinct in the 15th century when Anne de Choiseul married Jacques d’Apremont, and other junior branches, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[323].  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “messire Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” who died in 1320 and “sa femme Jehanne (ou Isabeau) de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died 1335 “le jour de Saint-André[324]m JEANNE [Isabelle] de Grancey, daughter of --- (-30 Nov 1335).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “messire Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” who died in 1320 and “sa femme Jehanne (ou Isabeau) de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died 1335 “le jour de Saint-André[325]

-         SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT

iii)        [ISABELLE de Choiseul .  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Guillaume de Vergy” and “Isabeau de Choiseul sa femme” who died “1300 et ----[326]m GUILLAUME de Vergy, son of --- (-1300).] 

b)         RENIER de Choiseul .  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[327]

c)         ALIX de Choiseul .  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[328]same person as...?  ALIX de Choiseul (-1303).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “dame Aalix de Choiseul femme de monseigneur Estienne d’Oizelet” who died 1303[329]m ETIENNE [II] Baron d’Oiselet, son of ETIENNE [I] Baron d’Oiselet & his wife Clémence de Faucogney. 

d)         JEANNETTE de Choiseul .  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[330]

2.         ROBERT de Choiseul (-1280, bur Morimond). “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[331].  Seigneur de Traves.  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Robert de Choiseul seigneur de Traves et Isabelle de Rougemont sa femme” who died 1280 and 1290[332]m ISABELLE de Rougemont, daughter of THIBAUT [III] Seigneur de Rougemont & his wife --- (-1290, bur Morimond).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Robert de Choiseul seigneur de Traves et Isabelle de Rougemont sa femme” who died 1280 and 1290[333].  Robert & his wife had one child: 

a)         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-before 1293)m (before Feb 1272) MARGUERITE de Brancion, daughter of HENRI Grossus Seigneur de Brancion & his second wife Fauque de Poinrere.  “Madame Fauque fille Monseignor Guillaume de la Poinrere...cey en arriers femme Monseignor Henri de Brancion” confirmed the sale of “Brancion...Usseles...Baumont...” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by her husband, while making some provision for “la fille de la devant dite Dame Fauque et dou devant dit Henri...Marguerite”, by charter dated Feb 1261[334].  “Renardus de Choiseul domicellus filius domni Roberti de Choiseul domini de Trove et Margareta eius uxor domicella, filia quondam domini Henrici domini Branciduni” acknowledged that Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy had acquired “castrum de Aingnay” by charter dated Feb 1272[335]

3.         MARGUERITE de Choiseul (-[1272/75]).  “Libaldus dominus de Biaffroimont miles filius Agnetis quondam comitisse Ferretensis” donated property to Toul, with the consent of "uxoris mee M. de Caseolo et Galteri fratris mei electi Tullensis et Hugonis et Petri fratrum meorum", for the soul of “Petri patris mei quondam domini de Biaffroimont”, by charter dated Mar 1271[336]m LIEBAUD [IV] Seigneur de Bauffremont, son of PIERRE [I] Seigneur de Bauffremont & his wife Agnes de Vergy (-Arras 16 May 1303, bur Arras). 

 

 

JEAN [III] de Choiseul, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Alix de Nanteuil (-1336, bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Jean III” as the son of Jean [II] de Choiseul and his wife, adding that he donated “le dénombrement de la garde de l’abbaye” to Morimond by charter dated 1333 and was buried there with his wife, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[337]Seigneur de Choiseul.  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Jhean...sire de Choiseul” who died 1336[338]

m ALIX de Grancey, daughter of --- (-Apr 1320, bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Alix de Grancey” as the wife of Jean [III] de Choiseul, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[339].  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “dame Aalis de Grancey et dame de Choiseul” who died Apr 1320[340]

Jean [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GUY de Choiseul (-after Dec 1362, bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Guy” as the son of Jean [III] de Choiseul and his wife, adding that he donated “la garde gardienne de l’abbaye” to Morimond by charter dated Dec 1362 and was buried there with his wife, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[341]Seigneur de Choiseul.  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Monseigneur Guy seigneur de Choiseul chevallier et madame Jehanne de Noiers dame dudit Choiseul sa femme fille de feu le comte Jehan de Yogny et niepce du bon comte Henry de Vaudemont et seigneur de Jonville[342]m JEANNE de Joigny [Noyers], daughter of JEAN de Noyers Comte de Joigny & his wife Jeanne de Joigny ([before 1283]-[1364/65]).  Dubois names “Jeanne de Joigny” as the wife of Guy de Choiseul but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[343].  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Monseigneur Guy seigneur de Choiseul chevallier et madame Jehanne de Noiers dame dudit Choiseul sa femme fille de feu le comte Jehan de Yogny et niepce du bon comte Henry de Vaudemont et seigneur de Jonville[344].  Guy & his wife had two children: 

a)         AME de Choiseul (-1425).  Dubois names “Amé de Choiseul, de Noyers et Montaiguillon, conseiller et chambellan de Jean duc de Bourgogne” as successor of Guy de Choiseul but does not specify his parentage, and adds that, as prisoner of the English near Calais, he requested the monks of Morimond to help him pay his ransom, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[345]Seigneur de Choiseulm as her second husband, CLAUDE de Grancey Dame de Chassenay, widow of PHILIPPE de Chauvirey, daughter of ROBERT de Grancey Seigneur de Chassenay & his wife Jeanne de Beuajeu (-1439, bur Morimond).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “madame Claude de Grancey...dame de Choiseul et de Chasseanuy et femme de feu messire Edme de Choiseul seigneur desdits lieux” who died 1439[346].  She married thirdly Jean de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Parise.  Amé & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Choiseul .  Dubois names “Jeanne de Choiseul, fille unique d’Amé”, adding that she “porta ces terres en mariage en 1420 à Etienne sire d’Anglure, chambellan de Henri roi d’Angleterre”, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[347]Dame de Choiseulm (1420) ETIENNE Seigneur d’Anglure, son of ---. 

b)         GERARD de Choiseul .  Dubois states that “Girard de Choiseul, fils puîné de Guy et de Jeanne de Joigny” married Rolline, only daughter of “Guy II Seigneur de Clémont” and his wife “Marguerite de Vieuchâtel”, and was ancestor of the branch of Choiseul-Clémont” extinct in the 17th century, and other junior branches, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[348]m ROLLINE de Clefmont, daughter of GUY [II] Seigneur de Clefmont & his wife Marguerite de Vieuchâtel. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT

 

 

 

D.      SIRES de VIGNORY

 

 

Vignory is situated in the present-day arrondissement of Chaumont, in the French département of Haute-Marne, and in early medieval times lay within the county of Bolenois. 

 

 

1.         RAOUL "Barbeta" .  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[349]m ---.  The name of Raoul's wife is not known.  Raoul & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY [I] (-before 1040).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[350]m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Ernest Petit suggests that Guy [I] married a daughter or sister of Roger, son of Richard Comte de Bassigny (see Part A of this chapter) to explain the transmission of the name Roger into the Vignory family[351].  Guy [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ROGER [I] (-before 1057).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[352].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records donations by "Rogerus de Vangionis Rivo, Guidonis filius, cum uxore sua Mathilde et filiis"[353].  "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory with the consent of "seniorum meorum Hugonis…Lingonicæ sedis episcopi atque comitis Raynaldi, Gerardi quoque archidiaconi fratris mei…et uxoris meæ Mathildis…ac filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][354], charter dated to [1151/57] in the cartulary of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[355], which is inconsistent with the date of Roger’s second marriage.  "Rotgerius dominus castri...Wangionum rivus" replaced the canons installed by “patre suo Widone” at Saint-Etienne de Vignory by monks from Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated to before 1049[356]m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "…Uxoris meæ Mathildis…" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][357].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records donations by "Rogerus de Vangionis Rivo, Guidonis filius, cum uxore sua Mathilde et filiis"[358]m secondly ([1041/43], separated) as her third husband, AELIS Ctss de Bar-sur-Aube, widow firstly of RENAUD de Semur-en-Brionnais and secondly of RENARD Comte de Joigny, daughter of NOCHER [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube & his wife --- (-1053).  She married fourthly as his first wife, Raoul III Comte de Valois, du Vexin et d'Amiens.  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Archardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[359].  Roger [I] & his first wife had four children: 

(a)       GUY [II] "le Rouge" (-after 18 Sep 1081).  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][360]

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(b)       GERARD .  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][361].  [1050/52].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[362]m ---.  The name of Gérard's wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

(1)       WARNER .  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[363]

(c)       ROGER .  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32], the third son signing as "Rotgerii canonici" in the subscription[364].  Canon at Langres [1050/52]. 

(d)       [WANDALGER [Bruno] .  Abbot of Montier-en-Der [Montiérender] [1049]/[1081]. 

ii)         GERARD (-before [1059]).  "…Gerardi quoque archidiaconi fratris mei…" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][365].  Archdeacon.  A charter dated 1057 records the settlement of a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and "Rotgerius castri...Vuangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" concerning “Dinetum”, and that “Girardo...de Wangionum Rivo et Guidone nepote eius necnon Lebaldo de Coblensi castro” were given as hostages[366]

 

 

GUY [II] "le Rouge" de Vignory, son of ROGER [I] Sire de Vignory & his first wife Mathilde --- (-after 18 Sep 1081).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[367].  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][368].  A charter dated 1057 records the settlement of a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and "Rotgerius castri...Vuangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" concerning “Dinetum”, and that “Girardo...de Wangionum Rivo et Guidone nepote eius necnon Lebaldo de Coblensi castro” were given as hostages[369].  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[370]

m HILDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Sep 1081).  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[371].  "Dominorum castri [Wangionis]…Widonis et uxoris eius Hildegardis…" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][372]

Guy [II] & his wife had six children: 

1.         GUY [III] (-before 1126).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[373].  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[374]Sire de Vignory.  "Wido de Wangionisrivis sororius eius" witnessed the charter dated [1100] under which "Odo Burgundie dux" donated property to the abbey of Molesme[375].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[376]m (after 1082) BEATRIX de Bourgogne, daughter of HENRI de Bourgogne [Capet] & his wife Sibylle de Bourgogne [Comté] (-before 1110).  "Odo dux Burgundie" confirmed a donation by "frater meus domnus Hugo" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "fratres mei Robertus archidiaconus, Henricus puer, Beatrix et Helia sorores mee" by charter dated to [1081/84][377].  "Odo dux Burgundie" donated the village of Marcenay to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "omnes eius fratres et sorores Robertus, Henricus, Beatrix, Helia" by charter dated to [1080/83][378].  "Beatrix soror Rotberti Lingonensis episcopi" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated [1085/1106][379].  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][380].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[381].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[382].  "Domina Beatrix uxor domini Widonis de Wannulriaco" donated property to Molesme by charter dated [1111/12] which names "fratris sui Roberti Linguonensis episcopi"[383].  Guy [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ROBERT (-before 1125).  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][384].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[385].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[386]

b)         GUY [IV] (-[1150]).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[387].  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][388].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[389].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[390]Sire de Vignorym ALAIS, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1108/1147.  Guy [IV] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          GUY [V] (-1150).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[391]m TIPHAINE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1147.  Guy [V] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       BARTHELEMY (-Acre 1190).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[392]Sire de Vignory

-         see below

ii)         BEATRIX (-after 1160).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  m firstly (1136) RICHARD Comte de Clefmont, son of --- (-Palestine 1147).  m secondly (1148) GUILLAUME de Tilchâtel, son of ---.  1144/1152. 

iii)        [ROGER [II] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.] 

c)         ALDEARDE (-after 1137).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Rogerus de Iovevilla Gaufridi filius" as "Guidonis sororem de Vangionis rivo"[393].  "Roger seigneur de Joinville et Geoffroy son fils", with the consent of "Audiard femme de Roger", renounced rights over the abbey of Saint-Urbain by charter dated 1132[394].  "Roger de Joinville, sa femme et Geoffroy leur fils" witnessed a charter dated 1137 under which Geoffroy Bishop of Châlons confirmed the foundation of the commanderie du Temple, at Ruetz by "Haton de Hatoncourt"[395]m (1110) ROGER de Joinville, son of GEOFFROY [II] Sire de Joinville & his wife Hodierne de Courtenay (-1137). 

2.         ALBERT .  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[396]

3.         ANDRE .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

4.         ARNOUL .  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[397]

5.         LAMBERT de Vignory (-23 Aug 1130).  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[398].  Archdeacon.  Bishop of Langres 1116. 

6.         ROGER (-[1125]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Montier-en-Der 1097. 

 

 

BARTHELEMY de Vignory, son of GUY [V] de Vignory & his wife Tiphaine --- (-Acre 1190).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[399]Sire de Vignory

m (before 1158) ELVIDE de Brienne, daughter of [GAUTHIER [II] Comte de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément].  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][400].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1156. 

Barthélemy & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         GUY [VI] (-Acre 1191).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

2.         GAUTHIER [I] (-23 Nov [1228/29]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Sire de Vignory.  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" by charter dated 1200[401]"Galterus dominus de Wainori" donated property which had been “de feodo bonæ memoriæ Beatricis sororis meæ quondam comitissæ de Rossy” to Saint-Martin d’Epernay by charter dated Aug 1210[402]m (before 1200) ISABELLE de la Ferté-sur-Amance, daughter of GUY [I] de la Ferté-sur-Amance & his wife Alix ---.  "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" consented to the donation by "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" of property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1200[403].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1202/1232.  Gauthier [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [II] (before 1200-before Dec 1262).  "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" consented to the donation by "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" of property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1200[404]Sire de Vignory.  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory et Berthe son épouse" donated property at "Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises" to Clairvaux by charter dated [Apr 1231/10 Apr 1232][405].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" sold property to Clairvaux, with the agreement of "Berthe comtesse de Quiborch sa femme", by charter dated May 1235[406]m firstly --- de Possesse, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly (before Nov 1229) as her second husband, ALIX [Bertha] de Lorraine, widow of WERNER Graf von Kyburg, daughter of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnes de Bar (-[Apr/29 Sep] 1242, bur Clairlieu).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aaliz relictam comitis Kyburgensis sororem ducis Lotharingie Mathei" when recording her second marriage to "Galtherus de Vangionis Rivo…filius Galtherius"[407].  Her brother Duke Mathieu I gave her the castle of Ormes in Nov 1229 in return for her renouncing her rights to the succession of their parents[408].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory et Berthe son épouse" donated property at "Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises" to Clairvaux by charter dated [Apr 1231/10 Apr 1232][409].  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" made donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory for "Berte uxoris mee" by charter dated 1290[410]m thirdly MARIE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1252.  m fourthly (before Mar 1259) ISABELLE de Sancerre, daughter of LOUIS [I] Comte de Sancerre.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1262.  Gauthier [II] & his [third] wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Vignory (-1304 or after).  “Estienes fil dou noble baron Jehan, conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins et…Johanne fame doudit Estienne, fille çay en arieres Gauthier signour de Vaignorriz” mortgaged their property by charter dated 6 May 1263[411]Dame de Vignory.  1261/1304.  Vignory was inherited by her daughter Jeanne whose heirs eventually transmitted Vignory to the Seigneurs de Dampierre-Saint-Dizier.  m (before Mar 1262) ETIENNE [I] de Salins "le Sourd" Seigneur de Saint-Laurent-la-Roche et de Montenot, son of JEAN I "l'Antique/le Sage" Sire de Salins [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Isabelle de Courtenay (-1302).  "Estiene de Chalon sires de Waingnorii" made a declaration to the monks of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1290[412]

b)         GUY [II] (-1242 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de la Ferté-sur-Amance.  1204/1247.  m ALIX, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

-        SEIGNEURS de la FERTE-sur-AMANCE[413]

c)         GUILLAUME (-[1222]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Langres. 

d)         MARGUERITE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1204/1213. 

e)         GERARD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Archdeacon at Langres 1237. 

3.         BEATRIX (-[1201/Aug 1210]).  "Johannes comes Roceii et mater mea Elysabeth comitissa" confirmed the donations to Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne by "Henricus frater meus" on his deathbed and by "pater meus comes Wischardus…et frater meus Radulfus comes Roceii", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Beatricis", by charter dated 1196[414]"Beatrix vicecomitissa de Marolio" donated property to Saint-Martin d’Epernay, for the soul of “mariti mei Ioannis comitis”, by charter dated 1201[415].  "Galterus dominus de Wainori" donated property which had been “de feodo bonæ memoriæ Beatricis sororis meæ quondam comitissæ de Rossy” to Saint-Martin d’Epernay by charter dated Aug 1210[416].  It has not yet been explained why Gauthier [I] de Vignory had two sisters named Beatrix.  m (before 1196) JEAN Comte de Roucy, son of son of GUISCARD Comte de Roucy & his wife Elisabeth de Mareuil Dame de Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne (-1200)

4.         BEATRIX (-after 1228).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1214, in which "Valterius dominus de Vagnoiri" witnessed the settlement of disputes between Cluny and "Jocerannum Grossum", at the request of "Joceranni Grossi nepotis mei"[417].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame d'Uxelles.  "Beatrix Grossa domina de Osellis" confirmed the settlement agreed between "dominus Jocerannus filius noster" and Cluny by charter dated Jul 1224[418]m firstly HENRI Grossus Seigneur de Brancion et d'Uxelles, son of JOSSERAND [IV] Grossus Seigneur de Brancion & his wife Alix de Chalon (-before Apr 1214).  m secondly DALMAS de Semur Sire de Luzy, son of [DALMAS [II] Seigneur de Semur & his wife --- de Bourbon-Lancy] (-before 1226). 

5.         ELISABETH .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m --- de Saulx, son of ---. 

6.         [GILLETTE (-before 1212).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (before 1200) RENIER [II] Seigneur de Bourbonne, son of ---.  1177/1225.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    COMTES de BRIENNE

 

 

The county of Brienne was situated north-west of the county of Bar-su r-Aube, centred on Brienne-le-Château which is located in the arrondissement of Bar-sur-Aube in the present-day French département of Aube.  Flodoard records, in the entry for 951, the construction of a fortress at Brienne by the brothers Gotbert and Engelbert, the descendants of the latter continuing to rule as comtes de Brienne until the mid-14th century, when the title passed to the family of the comtes d’Enghien.  The comtes de Brienne provided one king of Jerusalem (Jean de Brienne, who subsequently also became emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople), an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of Sicily, and a duke of Athens in the early 14th century. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         GOTBERT [Gauzbert] (-after 951).  Flodoard records in 951 that "Gotbertus…ac frater eius Angilbertus" had built "munitionem…Brenam" and were raiding the surrounding country and that Louis IV King of France besieged and destroyed the castle[419]

2.         ENGELBERT [I] (-after [968]).  Comte de Brienne (comes Brennensis).  Flodoard records in 951 that "Gotbertus…ac frater eius Angilbertus" had built "munitionem…Brenam" and were raiding the surrounding country and that Louis IV King of France besieged and destroyed the castle[420].  "Adso, Rosniacensis territorii comes" donated property "in pago Pertense" to Montiérender by charter dated [968], subscribed by "Ingelberti comitis, Ysvardi comitis"[421]m ---.  The name of Engelbert's wife is not known.  Engelbert [I] & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [INGELTRUDE (-after 980).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[422], the wife of Milon [II] Comte de Tonnerre was the possible daughter of Engelbert [I] de Brienne, but the basis for this speculation has not been found.  It is possible that it is based on the location of the property donated in the Jul 980 charter in which “Milo comes pagi Tornodorensis…et Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ” restored the monastery of Saint-Michel, naming property "in pago Brionense in villa Jasant" half of which was donated immediately and the other half "post excessum Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ", signed by "Richardi comitis, Milonis"[423].  The correctness of the speculation appears confirmed by an undated charter which records that "Milo quondam comes" donated property "in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel, and that the property was claimed after his death by "comes Ingelbertus" (presumably either Engelbert [II] or Engelbert [III] Comte de Brienne)[424]m MILON [II] Comte de Tonnerre, son of MILON [I] Comte [de Tonnerre] & his wife Adalgaris --- (-after 980).] 

 

 

ENGELBERT [II] [de Brienne], son of --- .  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated to [1027] under which "Ingelbertus…comes" donated property to Montiérender naming "quondam Ingelbertus comes predecessor noster"[425].  The dating suggests that the earlier Engelbert must have been a different person from Engelbert [I] (see above).  This source does not specify that Engelbert's predecessor was his father.  Comte de Brienne.  1004/08. 

m firstly WANDALMODIS, daughter of --- Comte & his wife Adela de Salins.  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non german, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[426]

m secondly as her second husband, ALIX de Sens, widow of GEOFFROY de Joigny, daughter of RENARD [I] Comte de Sens & his wife ---.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "comes de Brena super Albam Engelbertus" as "comitissam Ioviniaci viduam de primo marito"[427].  She died before her husband, as the same passage refers to her son-in-law inheriting Joigny after her death and subsequently building the first castle of Joinville with the help of his father-in-law.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Comte Engelbert [II] & his first wife had two children:

1.         ENGELBERT [III] de Brienne (-1035 or after).  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non germana, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[428]Comte de Brienne.  1027/35. 

-        see below

2.         GUY de la Pione .  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non germana, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[429].  1027/1031.  "Ingelberti comitis, fratrisque eius Widonis" subscribed a charter dated [1035 or before] under which "Constantius…et uxor eius Hildegardis" donated property to Montiérender[430]m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had two children: 

a)         LETAUD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Walterus comes Brenensis…mater mea Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 6 Jun 1050, subscribed by "Letaldi comitis Cereaci"[431], although the relationship between the former and the latter is not specified in the document. 

b)         GAUTHIER de Ciresio .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1075/83.  m ---.  The name of Gauthier's wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUY .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1075/83. 

ii)         THIBAUT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1075/83.  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated [1125 or before], subscribed by "Milonis comitis, Widonis filii eius…Teboldo de Ciresio"[432]

Comte Engelbert [II] & his second wife had one child:

3.         daughter .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the only daughter of "comes de Brena super Albam Engelbertus" & his [second] wife as wife of "Stephano…de Vallibus", specifying that her husband became "comes Ioviniaci" by right of his wife after the death of his mother-in-law and started building the first castle of Joinville with the help of his father-in-law[433].  Dudon abbé de Montiérender recalls the marriage of "Engelbert de Brienne…une sœur vierge" and "Etienne de Joinville" in a charter dated before 15 May 1027[434]m (before 1027) ETIENNE de Vaux Sire de Joinville, son of --- .  1005/27. 

 

 

ENGELBERT [III] de Brienne, son of ENGELBERT [II] de Brienne & his first wife Wandelmodis --- (-1035 or after).  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non german, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[435].  "Ingelbertus…comes" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated [1027] "actum Breona castello" in which he names "quondam Ingelbertus comes predecessor noster", subscribed by "Adeledis comitisse, Wuarneri, Gocelmi, Guntardi, Bernard"[436], although "Adeledis comitisse" has not been identified.  It is possible that she was an earlier wife of Comte Engelbert [III].  This source does not specify that Engelbert's predecessor was his father, but the primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Brienne.  1035. 

m PETRONILLE, daughter of --- (-after 6 Jun 1050).  "Comes Breonensium Gualterus cum matre sua Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 28 Dec 1035[437], presumably following the death of their father/husband although this is not stated in the document.  "Comite Waltero et matre eius Petronilla" are named as present in a charter dated [12 Jun 1050 or before] under which "Bosoni iuvenis" donated property to Montiérender, naming "pater eius Elbertus"[438].  "Walterus comes Brenensis…mater mea Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 6 Jun 1050, subscribed by "Letaldi comitis Cereaci"[439]

Comte Engelbert [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GAUTHIER [I] de Brienne (-[1090]).  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione, ex Ingelberto Walterius comes de Brena"[440].  "Comes Breonensium Gualterus cum matre sua Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 28 Dec 1035[441]Comte de Brienne.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galterus" as successor of "comes de Brena…Engilbertum" but does not specify the relationship between the two[442]m EUSTACHIE de Tonnerre, daughter of MILO [V] Comte de Tonnerre et de Bar-sur-Seine & his wife Aceka ---.  1072/[1100/05].  Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Rainardus…Lingonensis episcopus, Walteri Breonensis comitis heredis mei et uxoris sue sororis mee" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 1072, subscribed by "Eustatie comitisse, Walteri comitis Brinensis, Engelberti filii eius, Widonis comitis, Girardi militis, Widonis militis, Aldonis"[443].  Comte Gauthier [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         ENGELBERT de Brienne (-after 1082).  "Rainardus…Lingonensis episcopus, Walteri Breonensis comitis heredis mei et uxoris sue sororis mee" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 1072, subscribed by "Eustatie comitisse, Walteri comitis Brinensis, Engelberti filii eius.."[444].  "Walterius comes Brinensis" donated property to the abbey of Molesme "annuente uxore mee et Engelberto filio meo et ceteris filiis meis et filiabus meis" by charter dated to [1076/89]/[1090][445].  A monk at Molesme 1076-82[446]

b)         ERARD [I] de Brienne (-[1114/25], bur Montier-en-Der)A note of a donation by "Hugo comes Trecorum" to "Monasterium Arremari" is included in a charter dated 1113, signed by "Milo comes Barri, Ayrardus frater eius comes Brenie"[447].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Brienne.  "Airardus comes Brinensis" confirmed donations of "pater meus Walterius comes" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "mater mea et due sorores mee" by charter dated to [1085/95][448].  He took part in the First Crusade in 1097[449].  "Airardus comes Brinensis filius Walterii comitis" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "matre sua Eustachia comitissa et uxore sua [blank], necnon et Milone fratre suo comite de Barro" by charter dated to [1085/1111][450].  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated [1125 or before], in which "Walterii nepotis sui filii Airardi defuncti comitis" is named, clarifying that Comte Erard was then deceased[451]m ALIX de Montdidier, daughter of ANDRE de Montdidier Seigneur de Ramerupt & his first wife Adela --- (-1143 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" as "unam filiarum comitis Andree de Archeis et de Ramerut" but does not name her[452].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis specifies that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned first) of "Andreas comes de Rameruth" married "Aerardo comiti Briennensi"[453].  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  She founded the abbey of Bassefontaine with her son Gauthier in 1143[454]

i)          GAUTHIER [II] de Brienne (-before 1161).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife[455].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Brienne.  Seigneur de Ramerupt. 

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ii)         GUY de Brienne (-after 22 Jan 1143).  "Guidonis fratris comitis" subscribed the charter dated 22 Jan 1143 of "Walterus Brenensis comes"[456]

iii)        FELICITE de Brienne (-after 21 Jun 1178).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife, naming the husband of Félicité "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol" and their sons "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti"[457].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Galterum comitem eiusdem loci et sororem eius nomine Felicitatem" as children of "Aerardo comiti Briennensi" & his wife, specifying that "Felicitas vero soror iam dicti Galteri peperit Simoni de Brois Hugonem et Simonem.  Quo defuncto, genuit Ioifrido domino de Iunvilla liberos"[458].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the donation dated 1182 by "Simon Seigneur de Beaufort" (her son) to the abbey of Andecy which is subscribed by "Geoffroy Seigneur de Joinville son frère, Pierre chapelain du Sire de Broyes également son frère"[459]m firstly SIMON Seigneur de Broyes, son of HUGUES [II] "Bardoul" Seigneur de Broyes & his wife Emmeline de Montlhéry (-[4 Jan [1137/40], bur Baye, near Epernay).  m secondly (before 1141) GEOFFROI [III] Seigneur de Joinville, son of ROGER Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Audiarde de Vignory (-1188). 

c)         MILON de Brienne (-[1126]).  His parentage is proved by his undated charter under which "Milo…comes Barris super Sequanam" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius"[460].  Comte de Bar-sur-Seine. 

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d)         daughter .  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione, ex Ingelberto Walterius comes de Brena, ex Walterio filia nata est ista quam Fulco comes noster uxorem duxerat"[461].  "Airardus comes Brinensis" confirmed donations of "pater meus Walterius comes" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "mater mea et due sorores mee" by charter dated to [1085/95][462].  A genealogy presented by Foulques IV "le Réchin" Comte d'Anjou to the bishop of Angers in [1085], justifying the annulment of his fourth marriage with the daughter of Gauthier Comte de Brienne, lists "ex Letaldo, Albericus natus est, ex Alberico, Beatrix, ex Beatrice, Gosfredus de Castello Landonensi, ex Gaufrido, Gaufridus et Fulco presens"[463]m (after 1080, divorced before 1089) as his fourth wife, FOULQUES IV "le Réchin" Comte d'Anjou, son of GEOFFROY II Comte de Gâtinais, Seigneur de Château-Landon & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (1043-14 Apr 1109). 

e)         MANTIA de Brienne .  "Airardus comes Brinensis" confirmed donations of "pater meus Walterius comes" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "mater mea et due sorores mee" by charter dated to [1085/95][464].  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  Before 1114. 

 

 

GAUTHIER [II] de Brienne, son of ERARD [I] Comte de Brienne & his wife Alix de Montdidier (-before 1161).  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated [1125 or before], in which "Walterii nepotis sui filii Airardi defuncti comitis" is named, clarifying that his father was then deceased[465].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife[466].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Galterum comitem eiusdem loci et sororem eius nomine Felicitatem" as children of "Aerardo comiti Briennensi" & his wife, specifying that "Galterus comes genuit Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis"[467].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Brienne.  Seigneur de Ramerupt.  He founded the abbey of Bassefontaine with his mother in 1143[468].  "Walterus Brenensis comes" granted "decimam reddituum suorum de Brena Castello" to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 22 Jan 1143, subscribed by "Airardi filii sui, Andree filii sui, Marie filie sue… Johannis de Brena clerici…Guidonis fratris comitis"[469].  He took part in the Second Crusade in 1147[470]

[m firstly ---.  This possible first marriage is indicated only by one possible interpretation of the charter dated 1174 under which the bishop of Troyes confirmed his judgment relating to "villa de Prait" which names "comitum de Brena Herardum" and is witnessed by "Andreas frater comitis, Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio"[471].  As discussed more fully below under Comte Gauthier [II]’s wife Humbeline, this document could mean that Erard de Chacenay was related to Erard [II] Comte de Brienne through Humbeline’s possible first marriage.  If that is correct, Comte Gauthier’s daughter Agnes, married to Jacques de Chacenay, must have been born from an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage of her father.  As noted below, the more likely interpretation of the 1174 document is that Erard de Chacenay was nepos of Erard [II] because he was the son of the latter’s sister.] 

m [firstly/secondly] ([repudiated before 1147]) HUMBELINE de Baudémont, daughter of ANDRE de Baudémont Seneschal de Champagne & his wife Agnes --- (-1166 or after).  A charter dated 1138 notes that "Galterum Brennensem comitem" donated property to the hospitals of Chalette and Brienne with the consent of "uxoris sue Hubeline"[472].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1144 under which "Aelidis uxor Widonis domini de Brana post mortem viri sui…Guidonis" donated "census…Branæ castri et Branellæ villæ" to the Premonstré abbey, with the consent of "patre eorum Andrea de Baldimento et matre eorum Agnetis et ipsorum fratre Waleranno Vrsicampi abbate et sororibus eorum Helwide et Hubelina et earum maritis Waltero comiti de Brienna et Guidone de Dampierre" (although the names of the brothers-in-law are reversed in this document)[473].  [It is possible that Humbeline married firstly Anseric [II] Seigneur de Chacenay.  This possible first marriage is suggested by one interpretation of the charter dated 1174 which records a dispute involving her son "comitem de Brenna Herardum" which was witnessed by “Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio[474].  What supports this possible interpretation is that the wife of Anseric [II] was named Humbeline, as shown by the charter dated 22 Feb 1119 under which "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme[475].  Another interesting observation is that the sister of Humbeline de Baudémont married Hugues Seigneur de Montréal, the possible brother of Anséric [II], duplicate brothers/sisters marriages being relatively frequent at the time.  However, there are two problems with this possible interpretation of the 1174 document.  Firstly, a chronological difficulty is suggested by the birth of Humbeline’s son by her supposed first marriage before 1119, Anseric’s death in 1137, and the supposed birth of several children by her second marriage before 1147.  Secondly, the more natural interpretation of the 1174 document is that Erard de Chacenay was nepos of Erard de Brienne because he was the son of the latter’s sister.  As discussed in more detail below, this latter interpretation also best explains another charter dated 1146 as well as the introduction of the name Erard into the family of the seigneurs de Chacenay.  If that second interpretation is correct, there were two different individuals named Humbeline, one married to Anseric de Chacenay and the other to Gauthier de Brienne.]  "Matris mee" is recorded as present in the charter dated 1166 of "Erardus Brenensis comes"[476].  "E Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine "matre mea mediante actum fuisse" by charter dated 1166[477].  Neither charter names the mother of Comte Erard, but they show that she survived her husband.  Gauthier must therefore have repudiated Humbeline before his marriage to Adelais, who is named in a charter dated 1147 as his wife (see below). 

m [secondly/thirdly] (before 1147) ADELAIS, daughter of ---.  "G comes Brene" donated property to "ecclesie Sancte Marie de Rameruco" with the consent of "uxoris Adelisis, Erardi, Andreæ filium meorum atque Marie filie mee" by charter dated 1147[478].  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][479]

Comte Gauthier [II] & his [first/second] wife had nine children [this document assumes that Humbeline was the mother of all of Gauthier’s children, in line with the most natural interpretation of the various charters which are quoted here.  If Humbeline was the same person as the widow of Anseric [II] Seigneur de Chacenay, several of the older children shown here must have been born from Gauthier’s first marriage.]: 

1.         [AGNES ([1122/25]-after 1191).  "Jacobus dominus de Cachennai", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee", made donations to Basse-Fontaine on the suggestion of "Galteri Brenensium comitis et matris, uxoris eius, domine Agnetis de Baldimento et domine mee A Brenensium comitisse" by charter dated 1146[480].  The parentage of the wife of Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay is suggested by this document dated 1146.  It is also indicated by the charter dated 1174 under which the bishop of Troyes confirmed his judgment relating to "villa de Prait" which names her supposed brother "comitum de Brena Herardum" and is witnessed by "Andreas frater comitis, Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio"[481].  One of the interpretations of this document is that "Erardus nepos eius [=of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne] de Chacenaio" was the nephew of Comte Erard because he was the son of his sister.  Another possible interpretation of the 1174 document, as explained in more detail above, is that Erard de Chacenay was "nepos" of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne because of a relationship through the latter’s mother, Humbeline de Baudément, wife of Gauthier [II] Comte de Brienne.  In that case, Agnes must have been born from an otherwise unrecorded first marriage of her father.  However, this alternative interpretation does not satisfactorily explain the charter dated 1146 nor the entry of the name "Erard" into the Chacenay family after Agnes’s marriage, which certainly suggests that Agnes belonged to the family of the comtes de Brienne.  If Agnes’s parentage is correct as shown in the present document, she must have been one of her parents’ oldest children.  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[482].  Her second marriage is indicated by her testament "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere"[483].  "Agnes domine de Cachenanaio", with the consent of her unnamed children, made donations to Basse-Fontaine for the soul of "domini mei Jacobi…filius meus Erardus…quando perrexit Jerosolimam" by charter dated to [1179/83], witnessed by "Johannes dominus Cachanaii…Henricus de Cachennais et filius eius Johannes"[484].  Her possible third marriage is suggested by the charter dated to [1179/83] under which "Agnes domine de Cachenanaio", with the consent of her unnamed children, made donations to Basse-Fontaine for the soul of "domini mei Jacobi…filius meus Erardus…quando perrexit Jerosolimam", witnessed by "Johannes dominus Cachanaii…"[485].  It is clear that "Jean seigneur de Chacenay" could not have been one of Agnes’s children by her first marriage.  One possible explanation of the charter is therefore that he was Agnes’s third husband, enjoying the title by right of his wife.  m firstly (before 1138) JACQUES Seigneur de Chacenay, son of ANSERIC [II] Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Humbeline --- (-[1152/58]).  m secondly (after 1158) HUGUES de Vandeuvre, son of ---.  [m thirdly JEAN, son of ---.  Seigneur de Chacenay[, de iure uxoris].  1166/1183.] 

2.         GUY de Brienne .  "Comes Brinie…et uxor eius et filii eorum Guido et Eustachius" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[486].  1143. 

3.         EUSTACHE de Brienne (-after 1133).  "Comes Brinie…et uxor eius et filii eorum Guido et Eustachius" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[487].  He presumably died young.  He must have been a different person from Eustache, brother of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne, who is shown below, as the second Eustache’s name appears after that of Erard in the charter dated 1166, indicating presumably that he was a younger brother. 

4.         ERARD [II] de Brienne (-8 Feb [1190/91]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis" as children of "Galterus comes"[488].  He succeeded his father in [1161] as Comte de Brienne

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5.         EUSTACHE de Brienne (-1166 or after).  "Robertus de Mastoil" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1166 witnessed by "Airaldus Brenensium comes, Eustacius et Andreas fratres eius, vicecomes Odo"[489].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[490], Eustache was possible ancestor of the Sires de Conflans. 

6.         ANDRE de Brienne (-killed in battle Acre Oct 1189).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis" as children of "Galterus comes"[491].  Seigneur de Ramerupt. 

-        SEIGNEURS de RAMERUPT

7.         JEAN de Brienne .  "Johannis de Brena clerici" subscribed the charter dated 22 Jan 1143 of "Walterus Brenensis comes", although no relationship between the two is specified in the document[492].  Abbot of Beaulieu 1157/1192.  "Johannis fratris mei" is recorded as present in the charter dated 1166 of "Erardus Brenensis comes"[493].  "Joannes frater meus abbas Belliloci" witnessed the donation by "Erardus Brenensium comes…Agnetis uxoris mee et Galterii filii mei" under charter dated 1185[494].  "Johannes frater meus abbas Belliloci" witnessed the donation of "Erardus Brenensium comes" to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1186[495]

8.         MARIE de Brienne .  "Walterus Brenensis comes" granted "decimam reddituum suorum de Brena Castello" to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 22 Jan 1143, subscribed by "Airardi filii sui, Andree filii sui, Marie filie sue…Johannis de Brena clerici…Guidonis fratris comitis"[496].  "G comes Brene" donated property to "ecclesie Sancte Marie de Rameruco" with the consent of "uxoris Adelisis, Erardi, Andreæ filium meorum atque Marie filie mee" by charter dated 1147[497].  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][498].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis" as children of "Galterus comes"[499].  Marie’s husband is not named in this source.  However, Gauthier was châtelain de Saint-Omer at the time of the marriage, and the wife of his brother and successor Guillaume is recorded as Mathilde.  m ([1150/52]) as his first wife, GAUTHIER de Fauquemberghes Châtelain de Saint-Omer, son of GUILLAUME [II] Châtelain de Saint-Omer & his wife Mélisende de Picquigny (-1174). 

9.         ELVIDE de Brienne (-1202 or after).  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][500]same person as…?  ELVIDE (-1202 or after).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m BARTHELEMY Sire de Vignory, son of GUY [V] de Vignory & his wife Tiphaine --- (-Acre 1190). 

 

 

ERARD [II] de Brienne, son of GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément (-8 Feb [1190/91]).  "Walterus Brenensis comes" granted "decimam reddituum suorum de Brena Castello" to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 22 Jan 1143, subscribed by "Airardi filii sui, Andree filii sui, Marie filie sue…Johannis de Brena clerici…Guidonis fratris comitis"[501].  "G comes Brene" donated property to "ecclesie Sancte Marie de Rameruco" with the consent of "uxoris Adelisis, Erardi, Andreæ filium meorum atque Marie filie mee" by charter dated 1147[502].  He succeeded his father in [1161] as Comte de Brienne.   "Erardus Brenensis comes", recalling "bone memorie Galteri comitis…Brenensis", donated property to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine in the presence of "matris mee et Johannis fratris mei abbatis Belliloci et domini Willermi de Dompetra" and with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Andree fratris mee" by charter dated 1166[503].  He took part in the Fourth Crusade in 1189[504]

m (before 1166) AGNES de Montbéliard, daughter of AMEDEE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his first wife Beatrix --- ([1150/55]-23 Oct ----, after 1186).  "Agnetis uxoris mee" consented to the donation by "Erardus Brenensis comes" recorded in the latter's charter dated 1166[505].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Erardus comes Brenensis…comitissa uxore mea Agnete, filiis quoque meis Galtero…et Guillelmo et Andrea" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1181[506].  "Erardus Brenensium comes…Agnetis uxoris mee et Galterii filii mei" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1185[507].  "Erardus Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Galteri et Guillelmi filiorum meorum" by charter dated 1186, witnessed by "Johannes frater meus abbas Belliloci…Andreas frater meus"[508].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "X Kal Nov" of "Agnes…comitissa de Breina"[509]

Comte Erard [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GAUTHIER [III] de Brienne (-Jun 1205).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galterus comes Briennensis filius Erardi comitis" when recording his marriage[510].  He succeeded his father in [1190/91] as Comte de Brienne

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2.         GUILLAUME de Brienne (-[1194/99], bur Auxerre St-Etienne).  "Erardus comes Brenensis…comitissa uxore mea Agnete, filiis quoque meis Galtero…et Guillelmo et Andrea" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1181[511].  "Erardus Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Galteri et Guillelmi filiorum meorum" by charter dated 1186[512].  "Guillaume de Briene de Panci" is named brother of Gauthier de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator)[513].  "Willelmus de Briena dominus de Paceio" confirmed donations to Fontenay by charter dated 1192, witnessed by "Galterii fratris mei comitis de Briena…"[514].  "Gualterius comes Brene" donated property to Beaulieu (Aube) by charter dated 1194 with the consent of "Willelmi et Johannis fratrum eius"[515]m as her first husband, EUSTACHIE de Courtenay Dame de Placy-sur-Armancon, daughter of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay (-6 Apr after 1235).  "Eustachia uxor defuncti Guillelmi de Brena" confirmed her husband’s deathbed donation to Quincy by charter dated 1199[516].  She married secondly (1200) as his third wife, Guillaume de Champlitte, who was appointed Prince of Achaia in 1205, and thirdly ([1211]) as his third wife, Guillaume [I] Comte de Sancerre.  “Eustachia comitissa Sacricesaris” recorded that “filius meus...bone memorie Andreas de Brena” had requested her and “fratri meo Willelmo de Tanlay” to carry out his last wishes, and founded an anniversary for him at Auxerre Saint-Etienne where he was buried, by charter dated May 1215[517].  The necrology of La Chartreuse de Bellary records the death "6 Apr" of "Eustache comtesse de Sancerre"[518].  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANDRE de Brienne (-before May 1215, bur Auxerre Saint-Etienne).  “Eustachia comitissa Sacricesaris” recorded that “filius meus...bone memorie Andreas de Brena” had requested her and “fratri meo Willelmo de Tanlay” to carry out his last wishes, and founded an anniversary for him at Auxerre Saint-Etienne where he was buried, by charter dated May 1215[519].   

b)         ELVIS de Brienne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m JEAN Vicomte de Saint-Florentin, son of --- (-before Jul 1235). 

3.         ANDRE de Brienne (-1181 or after).  "Erardus comes Brenensis…comitissa uxore mea Agnete, filiis quoque meis Galtero…et Guillelmo et Andrea" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1181[520].  1177. 

4.         JEAN de Brienne ([1170/75]-27 Mar 1237).  "Johan de Briene" is named as brother of Gauthier de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator), after his brother Guillaume[521].  "Gualterius comes Brene" donated property to Beaulieu (Aube) by charter dated 1194 with the consent of "Willelmi et Johannis fratrum eius"[522].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iohannis frater eiusdem comitis [Galteri comitis Briennensis" when recording that he succeeded as Comte de Brienne after the death of his brother[523].  "Johannes comes Brene" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated Apr 1210[524].  He was crowned as JEAN King of Jerusalem in 1210.  He was appointed regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople, by agreement at Perugia in Apr 1229, and was crowned JEAN Emperor of Constantinople on his arrival in the city in 1231. 

-        KINGS of JERUSALEM

5.         IDA de Brienne .  She is named as sister of Jean de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator) who also names her husband[525]m ARNOUL de Reynel Seigneur de Pierrefitte et de Cirey, son of --- (-before 1228). 

 

 

GAUTHIER [III] de Brienne, son of ERARD III Seigneur de Brienne & his wife Agnes de Montbéliard [Montfaucon] (-Jun 1205).  "Erardus Brenensium comes…Agnetis uxoris mee et Galterii filii mei" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1185[526].  "Erardus Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Galteri et Guillelmi filiorum meorum" by charter dated 1186[527].  He succeeded his father in [1190/91] as Comte de Brienne.  He is named by William of Tyre (Continuator), who also specifies his parentage and says that he married "l'ainz née fille dou roi Tancre" although he does not name his wife[528].  "Willelmus de Briena dominus de Paceio" confirmed donations to Fontenay by charter dated 1192, witnessed by "Galterii fratris mei comitis de Briena…"[529].  He was granted the titles Principe di Tarento and Conte di Lecce by the Pope on condition of swearing allegiance to Friedrich von Hohenstaufen King of Sicily[530].  Ignoring his oath, he claimed the throne of Sicily de iure uxoris and launched attacks in southern Italy, encouraged by his mother-in-law.  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that he was defeated at Barletta[531].  He was captured before he could cross to Sicily[532].  The Annales Ceccanenses record that in 1199 "comes Gualterius Francigena" came and expelled "Diopoldum" from the castle and defeated him in battle[533].  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum records that he was killed "a comite Tybaldo Theotonico"[534], which presumably refers to Diepold Markgraf von Vohburg.  He died in prison[535]

m (Melun 1200) as her first husband, ELVIRA [Albinia] of Sicily, daughter of TANCRED King of Sicily & his wife Sibilla --- (-after 1216).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1201 of "Galterus comes Briennensis filius Eardi comitis" and "Tancredi filiam regis Sicilia et Sibilie regine Apulie"[536].  Villehardouin records that "Gautier de Brienne" had married "King Tancred's daughter" before he joined the Fourth Crusade, but does not name her[537].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that Gauthier de Brienne married "l'ainz née fille dou roi Tancre" although he does not name his wife[538].  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum names (in order) "Alberia, Constantia et Madania" as the three daughters of "Tancredus [rex Siciliæ]" & his wife, naming the first husband of "Alberia vel Alceria" as "comes Gualterius de Brenna, frater regis", her second husband as "Iacobo comiti de Tricario", and her third husband "comiti Tigrino palatino comiti in Tuscia", specifying that her third marriage was arranged by "papa Honorius" and that her dowry was "comitatum Licie et Montis Iscaliosi in regno Apulie"[539].  Her marriage was arranged by Philippe II King of France, with a view to her husband reclaiming Sicily from the Hohenstaufen[540].  She married secondly (after Jun 1205) Giacomo Sanseverino Conte di Tricario.  She married thirdly Tigrino, Palatino, Conte di Toscana

Comte Gauthier [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GAUTHIER [IV] de Brienne (posthumously 1205 after 11 Jul-murdered Cairo [18 Oct 1244/1247]).  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum names "Galteranus comes Iopensis" as son of "comes Gualterius de Brenna, frater regis" & his wife[541].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that "Gauteron…fiz dou conte Gautier" was "en Puille", dated to 1208 from the context[542]Count of Jaffa.  "Galterus comes Brene" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated Nov 1227[543], which can only refer to Gauthier [IV].  He tried unsuccessfully to retake the duchy of Athens from the Catalan Company in 1231, his failure due in large part to the neutrality adopted by Venice in the conflict[544].  He took part in the civil war in Cyprus against the supporters of Emperor Friedrich I King of Germany.  He fought at the battle of Gaza 18 Oct 1244, but was captured and taken in chains to Cairo[545].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that "Gautier le cuens de Briene" was captured in battle in 1244 and later died in prison[546].  Matthew Paris records that "nobilis comes Gualterus" was held in squalor in a Saracen prison and done to death[547].  The Chronicle of Amadi records the death [in 1250, from the context] of "Conte Galtier, marito della sorella del re Henrico de Cypro" who had been "in preson di Saracini, preso a la battaglia de Forbie"[548]m (1233) MARIE de Lusignan, daughter of HUGUES I King of Cyprus & his wife Alix of Jerusalem Ctss of Jaffa ([before 1215]-5 Jul [1251/53]).  William of Tyre (Continuator) names her, gives her parentage and specifies that she was the older daughter, as well as naming her husband[549].  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum records that the wife of "Galteranus comes Iopensis" was "rex Cypri filiam"[550].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "sororem…Henrici [regis Cypri]" married "Galtherus comes Brenensis" in 1233 but does not name her[551].  Her children were passed over in the succession to the kingdom of Cyprus, after the death of King Hugues II in 1267, in favour of the son of her younger sister.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "5 Jul" of "Maria comitissa Brene"[552].  It is assumed that this refers to Marie de Lusignan as she is the only known Ctss de Brienne of that name.  Gauthier [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Brienne (-[17 Sep] or [Sep 1260/Jan 1261]).  The Lignages d'Outremer names (in order) "Johan, Huge et Heimeri" as the three sons of "le conte Gautier de Brene" & his wife, stating that Jean and Amaury died young[553].  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins records the death "XV Kal Oct" of "Johannes comes de Brena"[554].  [m as her first husband, MARIE d'Enghien Dame de Thieusis, daughter of SOHIER d'Enghien Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Alix van Zotteghem.  Her parentage and two marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[555].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  If the information is correct, she must have been one of her parents’ youngest children.  She married secondly ([before 1270]) as his second wife, Hugues [IV] de Rethel, who later succeeded as Comte de Rethel.] 

b)         HUGUES de Brienne (-9 Aug 1296).  The Chronicle of Amadi names "Hughet" as son of "Conte Galtier, marito della sorella del re Henrico de Cypro"[556].  The Lignages d'Outremer names (in order) "Johan, Huge et Heimeri" as the three sons of "le conte Gautier de Brene" & his wife, stating that Jean and Amaury died young[557].  He claimed the regency of Jerusalem in 1264, on the death of his maternal aunt Isabelle of Antioch.  Although his mother had been the older sister, his claim was rejected by the High Court of Jerusalem in favour of Isabelle's son Hugues on the basis of the latter's closer relationship to the previous holder of the office[558].  He fought in support of Charles I King of Sicily during the latter's campaign against Manfred King of Sicily and helped to defeat Konradin von Hohenstaufen at Tagliacozzo in 1268.  King Charles I confirmed his title Conte di Lecce in 1269.  In [1275], Hugues tried to assemble an army to enforce his claim to Cyprus, but by 1289 he was trying to sell his rights to the Cypriot throne to Alfonso III King of Aragon[559].  Signore di Conversano, Captain-General of Brindisi, Otranto and Apulia 1289.  He died from wounds received at the battle of Gagliano against Roger de Lloria, admiral of Aragon[560]m firstly (Andravida 1277[561]) as her second husband, ISABELLE of Athens Lady of ½ Karytaina, widow of GEOFFROY de Bruyères Lord of Karytaina, daughter of GUY I Duke of Athens [La Roche] & his wife [--- de Bruyères].  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Ysabeau la fille dou duc d'Athanes, qui avoit esté feme dou seignor de Karitaine" as the wife of "Hugue…cuens de Brene"[562]The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “messire Goffroy de Bruieres, le seignor de Caraitaine” married “la suer dou seignor d’Atthenes[563]The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "il signor della Caritena" married "la figlia del signor della Rocia" was therefore "consanguineo e assai propinquo di…Principe [Guglielmo]" [Guillaume de Villehardouin Prince of Achaia], and that his widow married "al conte de Brenna"[564]The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that, after the death of Geoffroy de Bruyères Baron of Karytaina without heirs, the barony was shared between his widow and Guillaume Prince of Achaia[565].  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records the second marriage of the widow of Geoffroy de Bruyères and “messire Hugue le conte de Brene et de Liche[566]m secondly (1291 before 14 Sep) as her second husband, HELENA Komnenodukaina, widow of GUILLAUME Duke of Athens, daughter of IOANNES Dukas Komnenos [Angelos] of Epirus Lord of Thessaly & his wife --- (-[1294/95]).  Pachymeres records that "fratrem Ioannis Guillelmum" married "Ioannis nothi filiam"[567].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Her dowry for her first marriage consisted of the towns of Gravia, Siderokastron, Gardiki and Lamia[568].  She was regent of Athens for her son from 1289 to 1294.  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “la feme du duc Guillerme” married “le conte Hugue” as her second husband[569].  Hugues & his first wife had two children:

i)          GAUTHIER [V] de Brienne ([1278]-killed in battle Kephissos River, near Thebes 15 Mar 1312, his head bur Lecce Church of Santa Croce).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Gautier et Agnes" as the children of "Hugue…cuens de Brene" and his wife "Ysabeau la fille dou duc d'Athanes, qui avoit esté feme dou seignor de Karitaine"[570].  He succeeded his father as Conte di Lecce.  He succeeded his first cousin (and uterine half-brother) in 1308 as Duke of Athens.  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "la nobil terra d’Attene e quell Ducato" was inherited by "il conte de Brenna" after the death of Guy[571]

-         DUKES of ATHENS

ii)         AGNES de Brienne .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Gautier et Agnes" as the children of "Hugue…cuens de Brene" and his wife "Ysabeau la fille dou duc d'Athanes, qui avoit esté feme dou seignor de Karitaine"[572].  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "[la] figliola" of "il conte de Brenna" and his wife "la figlia del signor della Rocia" married "al conite Altino da Campagna"[573].  The primary source which confirms her marriage more precisely has not yet been identified.  1305.  m (contract Mar 1297) JEAN [II] Comte de Joigny, son of JEAN [I] Comte de Joigny & his wife Marie de Mercœur (-1305 or after). 

Hugues & his second wife had one child:

iii)        JEANNE de Brienne .  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée names “madame Jehanne” as the daughter of “le conte Hugue” and his second wife, and her marriage to “messire Nicole Sanu le duc de Nixie[574].  The testament of "Gautiers dux d’Atheinnes cuens de Brienne et de Liche" is dated 1312 (N.S.) and names "Jehanette nostre suer…"[575]m NICCOLO Sanudo Duke of Naxos, son of GUGLIELMO I Sanudo Duke of Naxos & his wife --- (-1341)

c)         AMAURY de Brienne (-before 1261).  The Lignages d'Outremer names (in order) "Johan, Huge et Heimeri" as the three sons of "le conte Gautier de Brene" & his wife, stating that Jean and Amaury died young[576]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    SEIGNEURS de BROYES et de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de BROYES

 

 

Broyes was a castle and village in the canton of Sézanne, within the present-day French département of Marne.  Orderic Vitalis refers to the construction of "turris de Pedveriis", probably Pithiviers, which is the original location with which the seigneur de Broyes are linked[577]

 

 

1.         RAINARD (-Rome ----, bur Rome).  Seigneur de Pithiviers.  960.  The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "Reynardo iam defuncto…ante fores Romanæ ecclesiæ sepulto" as the father of "Odolricum"[578]m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms this first marriage has not yet been identified.  This first marriage is confirmed by the reference to Odalric as "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother (see below), which means that Isembart must have been born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father.  m secondly HELOISE, sister of ROGER Bishop of Beauvais, daughter of --- (-Jan ----).  The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "nobilis matrona Allvisa" in "Pithiueris" as mother of "Odolricum", specifying that Odolric was "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother[579].  Labande confirms that Odolric was the son of Rainard de Broyes seigneur de Pithiviers and his wife Héloise[580].  Her family origin is confirmed by charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, which names her son "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus"[581].  The necrology of Pithiviers Saint-Georges records the death in Jan of "dominæ Heloysiæ quondam ducissæ Aurelianensis", adding that she founded the church[582].  The anachronistic "ducissa" indicates that the record was not contemporary, although it provides some indication of the relative importance accorded to her family in the region.  Rainard & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ISEMBART (-after 1028).  "Odolricus Aurelianorum episcopus…et frater meus Isembardus" confirmed possessions of Chartres Saint-Père "in pago Dunensi in loco…Ursi Villaris" by charter dated to before 1028[583]

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Rainard & his [second] wife had one child: 

b)         ODOLRIC (-[1033]).  The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "nobilis matrona Allvisa…patre suo Reynardo" in "Pithiueris" as parents of "Odolricum…Aurelianensis…episcopus", specifying that Odolric was "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother[584].  Labande confirms that Odolric was the son of Rainard de Broyes seigneur de Pithiviers and his wife Héloise[585]Bishop of Orléans [1022].  "Odolricus Aurelianorum episcopus…et frater meus Isembardus" confirmed possessions of Chartres Saint-Père "in pago Dunensi in loco…Ursi Villaris" by charter dated to before 1028[586].  A charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, names "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus"[587]

 

 

ISEMBART, son of RAINARD & his first wife --- (-after 1028).  "Odolricus Aurelianorum episcopus...et frater meus Isembardus" confirmed the possession of “æcclesiam in pago Dunensi...Ursi Villaris” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to before 1028[588].  A charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, names "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus", and is signed by "Isambardi fratris ipsius episcopi, Hugonis filii ipsius Isamberti"[589]

m ---.  The name of Isembart's wife is not known. 

Isembart & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         HUGUES [I] "Bardoul" de Broyes (-[killed in battle Arques] [25 Oct 1053] or 1058 or after).  A charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, names "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus", and is signed by "Isambardi fratris ipsius episcopi, Hugonis filii ipsius Isamberti"[590]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort, de Pithiviers et de Nogent.  [Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Willelmum Archacensem” rebelled against Guillaume II Duke of Normandy, helped by Henri I King of France, and that “Ingelrannus Abbatisvillæ comes...ac Hugo cognomento Bardulfus” were killed by the duke’s forces during the attack on his castle of Arques[591].  This rebellion is dated to [1053].  In view of the mention of Hugues “Bardoul” in the charter dated to [1061/62 or before] quoted below, there is either some inaccuracy in the report of Guillaume of Jumièges or that charter must be dated to much earlier.]  "Vir nobilis Hugo Bardul" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated [1061/62 or before], subscribed by "Teobaldi comitis, Hilduini comitis, Burdini de Belfort, Manasse filii eius"[592].  [m firstly ---.  No direct indication of this supposed first marriage has been found.  However, the fact that property donated by Hugues [I] and his known wife Elisabeth reverted to Elisabeth’s “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” after her death suggests that that she died without direct heirs.  If that is correct, the children of Hugues [I] would have born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded first marriage.  Was she heiress of Nogent-le-Roi which passed to her supposed daughter Isabelle (see below)?]  m [secondly] ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, and that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” retook the land[593].  This document suggests that Elisabeth was the sister of Humbeline, wife of Erard [I] Comte de Breteuil (see CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY), who were the parents of Hugues “Blavons” Vicomte de Chartres.  Hugues [I] & his [first] wife had [three] children: 

a)         BARTHELEMY de Broyes (-after 1072).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1081 under which "comes Stephanus Henricus…consulis Theobaldi filius" confirmed donations to Troyes, including the donation made by "Bartholomeus…dominus Brecarum miles…ipsius Bartholomei filius…orphanus et parvulus" for the souls of "patris sui atque avi cognomine eius qui et…Bardulphus cognominatur"[594]Seigneur de Broyes et de Beaufort. 

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b)         ISABELLE de Broyes .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1160 under which Louis VII King of France confirmed donations to the abbey of Colombs near Nogent, including donations made by "Hugo…Bardulfus…et Simon de Monteforti gener eius et successor"[595].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Dame de Nogent-le-Roi.  m as his first wife, SIMON Sire de Montfort-l'Amaury, son of AMAURY de Montfort & his wife Bertrade --- (-25 Sep [1087], bur Epernon). 

c)         [HAVISE de Broyes .  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Rainaldus…de Podio-fagi, Trulli frater germanus…cum Helvisa conjuge filiisque suis Hugone atque Willelmo" donated property “de Henssionensi” to the abbey of Saint-Maixence[596].  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Helvisa" was the daughter of “Hugone nuncupato Bardulfo qui tenuit Puirium castrumque de Bellofonte et etiam de Novigento” and that she married “Valeranno Franciæ Camerario” after the death of her first husband[597].  However, it should be noted that this particular source appears not to be completely reliable.  Until another source emerges which corroborates Havise’s origin and marriage, it is best to treat this information with some caution.  m firstly RENAUD du Puy-du-Fou, son of --- (-before 1060).  Camerarius of France.  m secondly GALERAN, son of GAUTHIER & his wife ---.  Camerarius of France.] 

 

 

BARTHELEMY de Broyes, son of HUGUES [I] "Bardoul" Seigneur de Broyes & his [first wife ---] (-after 1072).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1081 under which "comes Stephanus Henricus…consulis Theobaldi filius" confirmed donations to Troyes, including the donation made by "Bartholomeus…dominus Brecarum miles…ipsius Bartholomei filius…orphanus et parvulus" for the souls of "patris sui atque avi cognomine eius qui et…Bardulphus cognominatur"[598]Seigneur de Broyes et de Beaufort.  

m ([1065]) [ELISABETH] de Valois, daughter of RAOUL [III] Comte de Valois et de Crépy et de Vitry & his first wife Aelis de Bar-sur-Aube (-[12 May 1093/1101]).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Aaliz" daughter of Raoul Comte de Valois and his first wife married "Bartolomeus, juvenis de Breias" by whom she was mother of "Hugonem Bardoul"[599].  It is unclear from the text whether this statement is based on primary source data.  The information appears to be corroborated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that "Hugo…cognomento Bardol domnus…de Broyes" invaded "Barrum-super-Albam et Firmitatem…de assensu regis Philippi" after the death of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" [his maternal grandfather][600].  The last named would have been the maternal grandfather of Hugues [II] "Bardoul" if his mother’s origin was as stated in the Acta Sanctorum commentary.  It is assumed that the name "Aaliz" is an error as the couple is already recorded elsewhere with daughters named Adelais, Adela/Alix.  Her marriage is confirmed by an undated charter, quoted by Acta Sanctorum, under which "Rodulfus comes" donated property to Saint-Rémy, confirmed by "Symonem filium meum, duos quoque generos meos, quos de filiabus meis habeo, id est Heribertum comitem et juvenem…Bartholomeum"[601].  Dame de Châteauvillain et d'Arc-en-Barrois. 

Barthélemy & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         HUGUES [II] "Bardoul" de Broyes (-before 1121).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1081 under which "comes Stephanus Henricus…consulis Theobaldi filius" confirmed donations to Troyes, including the donation made by "Bartholomeus…dominus Brecarum miles…ipsius Bartholomei filius…orphanus et parvulus" for the souls of "patris sui atque avi cognomine eius qui et…Bardulphus cognominatur"[602].  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Aaliz" daughter of Raoul Comte de Valois and his first wife married "Bartolomeus, juvenis de Breias" by whom she was mother of "Hugonem Bardoul"[603]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort, d'Arc-en-Barrois, de Baye, de Trilbardou et de Charmentray.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hugo…cognomento Bardol domnus…de Broyes" invaded "Barrum-super-Albam et Firmitatem…de assensu regis Philippi" after the death of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" [his supposed maternal grandfather][604].  Given that the death of Raoul [III] Comte de Valois is dated to 1074, Hugues would have been a minor at the time.  It is assumed, therefore, either that Alberic intended to indicate Hugues’s father as the protagonist or that the attack was carried out by Hugues’s guardian in his name.  Albert of Aix records that "…Hugo Bardulfus de Breis…" joined with the Lombard contingent on the second wave of the First Crusade, dated to late 1100 from the context[605].  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[606]m EMMELINE de Montlhéry, daughter of MILON [I] "le Grand" Seigneur de Montlhéry & his wife Lithuaise Vicomtesse de Troyes (-1121).  The Continuation de l’Histoire d’Aimonus names "matrem Simonis de Breiis, matrem Guidonis de Dominapetra, matrem Hugonis de Planceio, matrem Milonis de Erucio, matrem Salonis vicecomitis Senonensis" as the daughters of "Milo [de Brayo, frater Guidonis Rubei]"[607].  A charter dated 1089 records property "apud Fontanetum" donated to Saint-Pierre la Celle de Troyes donated by "domno Hugone Bardulfo", with the consent of "ipsius domni Hugonis uxore Hemmelina"[608].  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[609].  Hugues [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         SIMON [I] de Broyes (-[4 Jan 1137/1140], bur Baye, near Epernay).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol"[610]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort et de Baye. 

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b)         BARTHELEMY de Broyes .  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[611]

c)         [MARIE de Broyes .  A charter dated 1131 records donations made by "Simon dominus Brecensis", with the consent of "uxoris suæ et liberorum suorum…Hugonis, Simonis et Emelinæ", as well as a donation by "Maria…de Brecis" with the consent of "Helias…dominus Montismirabilis"[612].  The document does not specify any relationship between Marie de Broyes and the other donors, but presumably she was a close member of the family maybe Simon’s sister. 

2.         [RENAUD de Broyes (-killed in battle Nikaia [1096]).  Albert of Aix records the role of "Reinoldus de castello Breis" at the siege of "Malevillam" during the passage of the first crusaders through Hungary, dated to 1096 from the context[613].  Albert of Aix records that "Petrus, Reinoldus de Breis, Walterus filius Waleramni de Bretoil, Godefridus Burel, Folcherus Aureliensis" regrouped with 500 men on a mountain after the crusaders were attacked by "ducem Nichitam principem Bulgarorum" outside "urbem Nizh" before proceeding on their way[614].  Albert of Aix records that "Reinoldum de Breis, Walterum Senzavohir, Walterum quoque de Bretol et Folkerum Aureliensem", leaders of the army of Pierre l’Hermite, refused to counter-attack the Turks after the crusading army was first defeated at Nikaia and were declared cowardly by "Godefridus…Burel" leader of the foot soldiers, which spurred them into action, but that "Walterus Senzavohir…Reinoldus de Breis, Folerus Carnotensis" were killed in the ensuing battle[615].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  It is possible that it is speculative, indicating by the chronology of the Broyes family.]

 

 

SIMON [I] de Broyes, son of HUGUES [II] "Bardoul" Seigneur de Broyes & his wife Emmeline de Montlhéry (-[4 Jan 1137/1140], bur Baye, near Epernay).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol" as husband of "Felicitatem"[616].  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[617]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort et de Baye.  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[618]

m as her first husband, FELICITE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD [I] Comte de Brienne & his wife Alix de Montdidier (-after 21 Jun 1178).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[619].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife, naming the husband of Félicité "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol" and their sons "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti", and in a later passage names "Felicitatem" as widow of "Symon domnus de Brois" and records her second marriage with "Gaufridus Grossus de Iovevilla"[620].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Galterum comitem eiusdem loci et sororem eius nomine Felicitatem" as children of "Aerardo comiti Briennensi" & his wife, specifying that "Felicitas vero soror iam dicti Galteri peperit Simoni de Brois Hugonem et Simonem.  Quo defuncto, genuit Ioifrido domino de Iunvilla liberos"[621].  She married secondly (before 1141) Geoffroy [III] Sire de Joinville.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the donation dated 1182 by "Simon Seigneur de Beaufort" (her son) to the abbey of Andecy which is subscribed by "Geoffroy Seigneur de Joinville son frère, Pierre chapelain du Sire de Broyes également son frère"[622].  "Nobilis mulier Felicitas" donated property at Chasteler to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1171 with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hugonis domini Brecarum et domini Symonis de Beaufort"[623]

Simon [I] & his wife had three children:  

1.         HUGUES [III] de Broyes (-1199, bur Clairvaux).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[624].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti" as sons of "Symon de Brois" & his wife[625]Seigneur de Broyes et de Châteauvillain.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "uxore mea Stephania, fratreque meo Simone", by charter dated 1144[626].  "Simon dominus Belfortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1152 in which he names "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis", in the presence of "domini Wilermi domini de Dampetra […et Heleidis mater eius…] et Milonis de Planceii"[627].  "Nobilis mulier Felicitas" donated property at Chasteler to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1171 with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hugonis domini Brecarum et domini Symonis de Beaufort"[628].  "Symon dominus Bellifortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1182 in which he names "Agnes uxor mea et dominus Hugo Brecarum frater meus"[629].  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[630].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugo de Brois" as son of "Symon domnus de Brois" & his wife, specifying that he held his lands "circiter per annos 80", which is exaggerated, recording in a later passage his death in 1199 and burial at Clairvaux[631].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita", by charter dated 1200 [misdated?][632]m firstly (before 22 Oct 1144) STEPHANIE de Bar Dame de Commercy, daughter of RENAUD I Comte de Bar et de Mousson & his second wife Gisèle de Vaudémont (-12 Mar before 1178).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "quarta [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]" as mother of "Symon de Commarceio et due sorores illius"[633].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "uxore mea Stephania, fratreque meo Simone", by charter dated 1144[634]m secondly ([1178]) ISABELLE de Dreux Dame de Baudémont, daughter of ROBERT I "le Grand" Comte de Dreux [ Capet] & his second wife Agnes de Baudemont dame de Braine (1160-1239).  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[635].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "matrem Symonis de Castro Villani" as one of the two daughters of "comes Robertus" & his second wife, in a later passage naming her "Isabellam domna de Baia" when recording her death in 1239[636].  Dame d'Arc-en-Barrois et de Cour-l'Evêque: Hugues de Broyes granted “in Burgundia...castrum de Arc, et Curt Evesque, quæ est inferius” and property “ab Arc superius in riveria de Avigny usque à Chamerois, id est...villa de Chamerois et vineam de Vaurencio” to “eidem Helysabeth” by charter dated 1197[637].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita", by charter dated 1200 [misdated?][638]"Simon dominus Castrivillani...et...mater mea et Aalis uxor mea" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “pater meus Hugo quondam dominus Brecarum” by charter dated Oct 1225[639].  Hugues [III] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         SIMON [I] de Broyes ([1145]-[May 1208/Jul 1210]).  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" donated property to Mairmonstiers, with the consent of "uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio", by charter dated 1178[640].  Seigneur de Commercy 1173, inherited from his mother.  Seigneur de Broyes.  “Symon dominus Castrivillani" recorded an agreement with "comitem Theobaldum", naming "Symone domino Commarceii fratre meo primogenito", by charter dated May 1208[641]

-        see below

b)         EMMELINE de Broyes .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1182. 

c)         SOPHIE de Broyes .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1182/1188. 

d)         AGNES de Broyes (-1221).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  m firstly SIMON de Brixey Seigneur de Bourlémont, son of SIMON de Brixey & his wife Hersende --- (-[1190]).  m secondly (before 1200) HENRI de Fouvent, son of --- (-1228). 

Hugues [III] & his second wife had two children: 

e)         EMMELINE de Broyes ([1179/82]-[Jul 1248/Apr 1249])Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[642].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1200 under which "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita"[643].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1219 under which "Emelina domina Chacegnaii" approved a sale to the abbey of Longuay made by "Symon dominus Castrivillani frater meus"[644].  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[645].  "Erard de Chacenay" recognised an obligation to return property to Clairvaux, for the soul of "Erard son père", by charter dated Jul 1248, which refers to his mother being alive at that date[646].  A charter dated Apr 1249 refers to a donation to Mores made by "nobili quondam domina Emelina bone memorie matre…Erardi domini Chacennai"[647]m firstly ([1202]) as his second wife, EUDES [II] de Champlitte, son of EUDES de Champlitte "le Champenois" & his wife Sibylle --- (-Constantinople May 1204, bur Constantinople Church of the Apostles).  m secondly (1205) ERARD [II] Seigneur de Chacenay, son of ERARD [I] Seigneur de Chacenay & his [first wife Mathilde de Donzy] (-16 Jun 1236, bur Clairvaux). 

f)          SIMON de Broyes ([1179/83]-before Jan 1260).  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[648].  Seigneur de Châteauvillain et d'Arc-en-Barrois. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN

2.         SIMON de Broyes (-1187 or after).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[649].  Seigneur de Beaufort.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti" as sons of "Symon de Brois" & his wife[650].  "Simon dominus Belfortis" confirmed donations to Chapelle-aux-Planches, in the presence of "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis...domini Wilermi domini de Dampetra et Milonis de Planceii", by charter dated 1152, witnessed by “...Wilermus dominus de Dampetra et Heleidis mater eius...[651].  "Nobilis mulier Felicitas" donated property at Chasteler to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1171 with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hugonis domini Brecarum et domini Symonis de Beaufort"[652].  "Symon dominus Bellifortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1182 in which he names "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis et…Felicitate filia mea", witnessed by "Erardus comes Brenensis, Martinus de Belloforti miles"[653].  "Simon Seigneur de Beaufort" donated property to the abbey of Andecy by charter dated 1182 subscribed by "Geoffroy Seigneur de Joinville son frère, Pierre chapelain du Sire de Broyes également son frère"[654].  Seigneur de Trilbardou et de Charmentray.  m (before 1172) as her first husband, AGNES de Joigny Dame de Ramerupt, daughter of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adelaide de Nevers (-1202 or after).  "Symon dominus Bellifortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1182 in which he names "Agnes uxor mea et dominus Hugo Brecarum frater meus", witnessed by "Erardus comes Brenensis"[655].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and her second marriage has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Henri d'Arzillières.  Simon & his wife had one child: 

a)         FELICITE de Broyes (-[Feb/Mar] 1244, bur Abbaye d'Elan)"Hugo Registensis comes" noted a donation to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated [1189] in which he names "viro Symone domino Bellifortis…et Felicitas uxor mea"[656].  The parentage of Félicité is confirmed by an earlier document in the same cartulary dated 1182 in which "Symon dominus Bellifortis" names "Felicitate filia mea"[657].  "Manasses comes de Rethet" granted "Burcum castellum meum" as dowry to "Felicitati filie domini Symonis de Bello Forti" for "filio meo" by charter dated to [1191], witnessed by "Castellanus frater meus et Balduinus frater meus…"[658].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[659].  "Felicitas domina Belli Fortis, dicta comitissa Registensis" granted rights in "villa de Charchericourt" to "filio meo domino Galchero, Leodicensi archidiacono", by charter dated Jan 1230[660].  "Felicitas domina Bellifortis, dicta comitissa Registensis" made a donation to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated Jul 1243[661].  Dame de Beaufort et de Ramerupt.  A charter dated Feb 1244 records an agreement between "Jean comte de Rethel" and "Gaucher son frère" concerning the inheritance of "la fille de feu Hugues comte de Rethel" and of "la mère dudit Gaucher"[662]m (1186) HUGUES [II] de Rethel, son of MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel & his wife Mathilde Wildgräfin (-[28 May 1227/Feb 1228], bur Abbaye d'Elan).  He succeeded in 1198 as Comte de Rethel. 

3.         EMMELINE de Broyes (-after 1136).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[663].  "Simonis Brecarum" donated property to the abbey of Andecies near Baye, with the consent of "uxoris suæ Felicitatis et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Simonis et Emelinæ", by charter dated 1136[664]

 

 

SIMON [I] de Broyes, son of HUGUES [III] Seigneur de Broyes & his first wife Stephanie de Bar Dame de Commercy ([1145]-[May 1208/Jul 1210]).  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" donated property to Mairmonstiers, with the consent of "uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio", by charter dated 1178[665]Seigneur de Commercy 1173, inherited from his mother.  Seigneur de Broyes.  “Gualcherius Salinensis dominus” granted “casamentum donni Pontii de Cuisello” to “comiti Girardo et filiæ meæ uxori eius”, by undated charter witnessed by “Hugo de Tramelay conestabulus...” which also refers to a dispute between “Simon de Commarcey” and “comitem Girardum[666].  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[667].  “Symon dominus Castrivillani" recorded an agreement with "comitem Theobaldum", naming "Symone domino Commarceii fratre meo primogenito", by charter dated May 1208[668]

m (before 1175) NICOLE Dame de Montrivel et de Châteauvillain du Jura, daughter of [--- & his wife --- de Salins] (-after 20 Dec 1225).  Her ancestry and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter which records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[669].  Her husband’s estimated birth date suggests that Nicole was not the daughter of Humbert [III] Sire de Salins, but probably his granddaughter.  This hypothesis is supported by the reference in this document to the unnamed “genere suo” after Humbert’s name.  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[670].  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[671].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "Nicholaa mater sua" had transferred serfs "in tota castellania Brecarum" to “Blanchæ...comitissæ Trecensis, pro domino Theobaldo comite eius filio” by charter dated 20 Dec 1225[672]

Simon [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HUGUES de Commercy (-[20 Dec 1225/May 1227]).  An undated charter records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[673].  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[674]Seigneur de Broyes: "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[675].  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[676].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "Nicholaa mater sua" had transferred serfs "in tota castellania Brecarum" to “Blanchæ...comitissæ Trecensis, pro domino Theobaldo comite eius filio” by charter dated 20 Dec 1225[677].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "domino suo Theobaldo Campanie et Briæ comiti palatino" had exchanged "villam de Banna...versus Lachiacum" by charter dated [1/18] Apr [1225/26][678]m ODA, daughter of --- & his wife Beatrix ---.  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[679].  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[680].  Hugues & his wife had six children: 

a)         HUGUES (-after Apr 1255).  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[681].  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[682]Seigneur de Broyes.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" settled a dispute with the abbey of Recluse, referring to possessions of “domina Nicholaa de Commarceio avia mea”, by charter dated May 1227[683].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “Simon et Galcherus fratres mei canonici Remenses” by charter dated Oct 1228[684].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "dominus meus Theobaldus comes Campanie" had consented to the building of "forteritiam in parvo castello meo apud Brecas" by charter dated 18 May 1233[685].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum...Berengaria uxor mea et Theobaldus filius meus" confirmed the customs of Recluse by charter dated Jun 1248[686].  "Hues sires de Broyes" settled disputes with Recluse by charter dated Apr 1255[687]m BERENGARIA, daughter of ---.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum...Berengaria uxor mea et Theobaldus filius meus" confirmed the customs of Recluse by charter dated Jun 1248[688].  Hugues & his wife had three children: 

i)          THIBAUT (-after Sep 1290).  Seigneur de Broyes.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum...Berengaria uxor mea et Theobaldus filius meus" confirmed the customs of Recluse by charter dated Jun 1248[689]"Thiebaus sires de Broies" confirmed a donation to Recluse by charter dated Jun 1271[690]"Theobaldus miles dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse by charter dated Sep 1290[691]

ii)         JEAN de BroyesSeigneur de Broyes"Hugo de Brecis canonicus Sancti Kiriaci de Pruuino filius quondam bonæ memoriæ Hugonis domini Brecarum et...dominæ Berengariæ eius uxoris" settled disputes with Recluse, with the consent of “dominus Ioannes de Brecis miles ad preces dicti Hugonis fratris sui”, by charter dated May 1270[692]

iii)        HUGUES de Broyes"Hugo de Brecis canonicus Sancti Kiriaci de Pruuino filius quondam bonæ memoriæ Hugonis domini Brecarum et...dominæ Berengariæ eius uxoris" settled disputes with Recluse, with the consent of “dominus Ioannes de Brecis miles ad preces dicti Hugonis fratris sui”, by charter dated May 1270[693]

b)         EUDES (-after Sep 1246).  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[694].  Seigneur de Vendeuvre.  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera filius domini Hugonis de Brecis" donated property “de escheeta Adelinæ de Vendopera tam tempore Dierri quam tempore Wiardi maritorum prædictorum Adelinæ” to Recluse by charter dated Aug 1233[695].  "Odo de Brecis et Agnes uxor eius" sold property to Recluse by charter dated May 1237[696].  "Odo de Brecis dominus de Sociaco" acknowledged homage to the king of Navarre, comte de Champagne for property “in loco...Mota de Chastillon infra maresium de Breceio” by charter dated Mar 1241[697]"Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[698].  "Ordes de Broyes sire de Chasteillon" acknowledged a pledge to the king of Navarre by charter dated Sep 1246[699]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-[after 1246]).  "Odo de Brecis et Agnes uxor eius" sold property to Recluse by charter dated May 1237[700]"Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[701]

c)         SIMON (-after Jan 1252).  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[702].  Canon at Reims.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “Simon et Galcherus fratres mei canonici Remenses” by charter dated Oct 1228[703].  "Symons et Gauchiers de Broies frere chanoigne de Nostre Dame de Rains" sold land near “la grange de Anglure” by charter dated Jan 1252[704]

d)         GAUCHER (-after Jan 1252).  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[705].  Canon at Reims.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “Simon et Galcherus fratres mei canonici Remenses” by charter dated Oct 1228[706].  "Symons et Gauchiers de Broies frere chanoigne de Nostre Dame de Rains" sold land near “la grange de Anglure” by charter dated Jan 1252[707]

e)         MARGUERITE .  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[708]"Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[709]m GERARD Seigneur de Durnay, son of ---. 

f)          ERMENSENDE .  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[710]

2.         GAUCHER [I] de Commercy (-1246).  An undated charter records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[711].  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[712]Seigneur de Commercy

-        SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY

3.         RAINAUD de Commercy (-after 1202).  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[713]

4.         HUGUES de Commercy (-after 1202).  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[714]

5.         AGNES de Commercy (-after 1202).  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[715]

 

 

1.         GUY (-after 14 Nov 1314).  "Guys de Broyes chevaliers sires de Soisi et...Perronnelle fame doudit chevalier dame de ce leu" donated property at Soisy to Recluse by charter dated Jun 1297[716]Seigneur de Broyes"Iehan sire de Chasteauvillain...Guyz sire de Broyes...Hugues de Chasteauvillain sires de Pleure et de Baye..." are named among the nobles in Champagne who resisted payment of taxes imposed by Philippe IV King of France in a charter dated 14 Nov 1314[717]m PERNELLE, daughter of --- (-after Jun 1297).  "Guys de Broyes chevaliers sires de Soisi et...Perronnelle fame doudit chevalier dame de ce leu" donated property at Soisy to Recluse by charter dated Jun 1297[718]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN

 

 

SIMON [I] de Broyes, son of HUGUES [III] de Broyes et de Châteauvillain & his second wife Isabelle de Dreux Dame de Baudémont [Capet] ([1179/83]-before Jan 1260).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the death in 1239 of his mother "Isabella domna de Baia, mater Symonis de Castro Villani"[719].  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[720].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita", by charter dated 1200[721]Seigneur de Châteauvillain et d'Arc-en-Barrois.  Symon dominus Castrivillani" recorded an agreement with "comitem Theobaldum", naming "Symone domino Commarceii fratre meo primogenito", by charter dated May 1208[722].  "Simon Seigneur de Châteauvillain chevalier" confirmed the donations of his father Hugues de Broyes to the abbey of Andecy by charter dated 1219[723]"Simon dominus Castrivillani...et...mater mea et Aalis uxor mea" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “pater meus Hugo quondam dominus Brecarum” by charter dated Oct 1225[724]"Simons sires de Chastelvilain" confirmed donations to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma femme...Iehans de Chastelvillain chevalier filz dou devant dit Symont”, by charter dated Jun 1253[725].  “Ioannes dominus Castrivillani” founded the chapter of Châteauvillain, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ Simonis quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 1260[726]

m (before Oct 1225) ALIX, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1270, bur Vauclerc).  The testament of “Aalis dame de Chatiauvilain”, dated Aug 1270, chose burial at “Vaulcler”, bequeathed property to “ma fille dameselle Jehanne...pour ly aidier à marier” and appointed “mun fil Jeham” among her executors[727]"Simon dominus Castrivillani...et...mater mea et Aalis uxor mea" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “pater meus Hugo quondam dominus Brecarum” by charter dated Oct 1225[728]"Simons sires de Chastelvilain" confirmed donations to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma femme...Iehans de Chastelvillain chevalier filz dou devant dit Symont”, by charter dated Jun 1253[729]"Iehans sires de Chastiauvillain" donated property to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma mere et Iehanne ma femme”, by charter dated Jun 1259 (O.S.?)[730]

Simon [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Châteauvillain (-after Jan 1298)"Simons sires de Chastelvilain" confirmed donations to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma femme...Iehans de Chastelvillain chevalier filz dou devant dit Symont”, by charter dated Jun 1253[731]Seigneur de Châteauvillain"Iehans sires de Chastiauvillain" donated property to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma mere et Iehanne ma femme”, by charter dated Jun 1259 (O.S.?)[732].  “Ioannes dominus Castrivillani” founded the chapter of Châteauvillain, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ Simonis quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 1260[733].  The testament of “Aalis dame de Chatiauvilain”, dated Aug 1270, chose burial at “Vaulcler”, bequeathed property to “ma fille dameselle Jehanne...pour ly aidier à marier” and appointed “mun fil Jeham” among her executors[734].  The marriage contract between "Jehans sires de Chatiauvillain et de Luzi…Guiot sun fil" and "Guillaumes de Geligneys Chantres d’Auceurre…Ysabel fille jadis Huguon seigneur de Geligney et niece dudit Chantre" is dated end-Jun 1276, and names "Jehan de Geligney sun frere"[735]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][736]"Iehan sire de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy" confirmed a donation to Andecies made by “messire Simon nostre...pere” by charter dated Sep 1284[737]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy et sa femme" divided their properties between “leurs enfants...Iean evesque de Chaalons, Simon, Guion et Alix” by charter dated Aug 1285[738].  “Jehan Sire de Chatiau-Villain et...Jehanne sa femme...et...Simons chevailiers ainnéz fils dou dist seingnour et...Marie fille au conte de Flandre femme au dist Symons” freed the inhabitants of Châteauvillain by charter dated 1286[739]"Simons aingnaiz filz monsieur de Chastelvillain sires d’Arc" sold his servitude over “ses hommes et fames d’Ourges appellée Mainmorte”, with the approval of “Iehan sires de Chastelvillain son pere”, by charter dated Jan 1298 (O.S.?)[740]m JEANNE, daughter of --- (-after 1286).  "Iehans sires de Chastiauvillain" donated property to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma mere et Iehanne ma femme”, by charter dated Jun 1259 (O.S.?)[741]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][742].  “Jehan Sire de Chatiau-Villain et...Jehanne sa femme...et...Simons chevailiers ainnéz fils dou dist seingnour et...Marie fille au conte de Flandre femme au dist Symons” freed the inhabitants of Châteauvillain by charter dated 1286[743].  Jean [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         SIMON [II] de Châteauvillain (-28 Jun 1305).  "Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][744]Seigneur de Châteauvillain

-        see below

b)         GUY de Châteauvillain (-1288)"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][745]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy et sa femme" divided their properties between “leurs enfants...Iean evesque de Chaalons, Simon, Guion et Alix” by charter dated Aug 1285[746]Seigneur de Luzy, de Semur, de Bourbon-Lancy et de Huchon.  m firstly ISABELLE de Thourotte, daughter of GAUCHER de Thourotte & his wife Marie de Coucy.  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) record that "la fille monsieur Thomas de Coucy le second" married “Gaucher de Torote” and had two daughters “l’autre...Ysabeau...mariée au Sieur de Luzy, qui avoit esté fils Monsieur de Chasteauvilain[747]m secondly (contract Jun 1276, before Jul 1284) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Jaligny, daughter of HUGUES de Châtillon-en-Bazois Seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois et de Jaligny & his wife Isabelle de Mello (-1 Oct 1297, bur Saint-André).  The marriage contract between "Jehans sires de Chatiauvillain et de Luzi…Guiot sun fil" and "Guillaumes de Geligneys Chantres d’Auceurre…Ysabel fille jadis Huguon seigneur de Geligney et niece dudit Chantre" is dated end-Jun 1276, and names "Jehan de Geligney sun frere"[748].  She married secondly (contract 27 May 1289) as his second wife, Robert [III] Comte de Clermont.  The marriage contract between "Robertus comes Clarimontensis Delphinus Alverniæ" and "domina Ysabellis domina Jalenhiaci et Luziaci" is dated 27 May 1289[749].  The necrology of Clermont Saint-André records the death "Kal Oct" 1297 of "domina Ysabellis domina Jaliniaci et comitissa Claromontis"[750].  Guy & his second wife had five children: 

i)          JEAN de Châteauvillain (-after 1325).  Seigneur de Luzy.  A charter dated 1301 records an agreement between "Robertus comes Claromontensis et Dalphinus Alverniæ miles pater…Roberti, Hugonis, Isabellis et Beatricis liberorum suorum procreatorum…ex…domina Ysabelle quondam domina de Jaliniaco uxoreque quondam eiusdem comitis" and "domicellus Johannes de Castrovillani dominus de Luziaco filius quondam domini Guidonis de Castrovillani quondam militis et dictæ dominæ Ysabellis…et pro Guillermo fratre suo et Maria sorore sua…ac…Aelidis et Johannæ sororum suarum" concerning the inheritance of "terra et castellania de Dompnapetra super Bebram et domus de Chazeles…et terra de Mercuilhs Æduensis diocesis…"[751]m firstly ---.  This first marriage is indicated because Jean’s known daughter married the brother of his second wife Catherine de Beaujeu and must therefore have been born from an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage.  m secondly (15 Aug 1305) CATHERINE de Beaujeu, daughter of LOUIS de Forez Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Eleonore de Savoie.  The marriage contract between "Iean de Chasteauvillain" andCatherine de Beaujeu” is dated 15 Aug 1305 and provides “la terre de Semur en Brienois” as dower[752]"Iean de Chasteauvillain seigneur de Luzy" acknowledged receipt fromGuichart seigneur de Beaujeu” of part of the dowry promised under the marriage contract with “Catherine seur dudit seigneur de Beaujeu”, and confirmed that “ledit seigneur de Luzy” had transferred “audit seigneur de Beaujeu la terre et seigneurie de Semur” under his marriage with “Ieanne fille dudit seigneur de Luzy”, by charter dated “du jeudy apres les octaves de S. Martin d’hyver” 1320[753].  Jean & his first wife had one child: 

(1)       JEANNE de Châteauvillain (-after 1347)"Iean de Chasteauvillain seigneur de Luzy" acknowledged receipt fromGuichart seigneur de Beaujeu” of part of the dowry promised under the marriage contract with “Catherine seur dudit seigneur de Beaujeu”, and confirmed that “ledit seigneur de Luzy” had transferred “audit seigneur de Beaujeu la terre et seigneurie de Semur” under his marriage with “Ieanne fille dudit seigneur de Luzy”, by charter dated “du jeudy apres les octaves de S. Martin d’hyver” 1320[754].  Dame de Semur.  A settlement was agreed between "Ieanne de Chasteauvillain dame de Beaujeu" andIean de Chasteauvillain son frere” concerning the succession of “Iean de Chasteauvillain leur pere” by charter dated 17 May 1339[755].  A settlement was agreed between "Ieanne de Chasteauvillain dame de Beaujeu" andIean de Chasteauvillain son frere et Ieannette sa seur”, under which the former retained “le chasteau...de Semur”, while the latter two acquired her rights “à cause de ses pere et mere aux chasteaux de Luzy et de Bourbon”, by charter dated “du ieudy apres la Chaize saint Pierre” 1339[756].  A settlement was agreed between "Iehanne de Chasteauvillain dame de Beaujeu tant en son nom comme tuteresse de Guillaume, Robert et Loys ses enfans et Guichart de Beaujeu son aisné filz...enfans tous de feu...Guichart iadis seigneur de Biaugieu et de ladite dame" andEdouart seigneur de Biaugieu filz de feu monseigneur Guichart dessusdit” settled disputes by charter dated 1339[757]m (1320) as his third wife, GUICHARD [VI] Seigneur de Beaujeu, son of LOUIS de Forez Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Eleonore de Savoie (-Paris 1331). 

Jean & his second wife had two children: 

(2)       JEAN de Châteauvillain (-17 Jun 1361).  Seigneur de Luzy.  A settlement was agreed between "Ieanne de Chasteauvillain dame de Beaujeu" andIean de Chasteauvillain son frere” concerning the succession of “Iean de Chasteauvillain leur pere” by charter dated 17 May 1339[758].  A settlement was agreed between "Ieanne de Chasteauvillain dame de Beaujeu" andIean de Chasteauvillain son frere et Ieannette sa seur”, under which the former retained “le chasteau...de Semur”, while the latter two acquired her rights “à cause de ses pere et mere aux chasteaux de Luzy et de Bourbon”, by charter dated “du ieudy apres la Chaize saint Pierre” 1339[759]m firstly MARIE de Châtillon-en-Bazois, daughter of GERARD de Châtillon-en-Bazois & his wife Guillemette de Couches (-after Jul 1341).  A settlement was agreed between "Erart d’Arcies et Blanche de Chastillon sa femme, Iean de Chasteauvillain et sa femme, et Ieanne de Chastillon dame de Montbellet" concerning the succession ofGerard de Chastillon seigneur de la Roche de Millay leur pere” dated “du dimanche apres la sainct Mathieu” 1334[760]m secondly as her second husband, ALIX de Thianges, widow of EVRARD [III] de Nanteuil, daughter of --- (-after 1353).  A charter dated 1353 names "Iean de Chasteauvillain chevalier seigneur de Luzy et de Bourbon" asseigneur de Nanteuil à cause de sa...compaigne Alix de Thianges[761]

(3)       JEANNETTE de Châteauvillain (-after 1339).  A settlement was agreed between "Ieanne de Chasteauvillain dame de Beaujeu" andIean de Chasteauvillain son frere et Ieannette sa seur”, under which the former retained “le chasteau...de Semur”, while the latter two acquired her rights “à cause de ses pere et mere aux chasteaux de Luzy et de Bourbon”, by charter dated “du ieudy apres la Chaize saint Pierre” 1339[762]

ii)         GUILLAUME de Châteauvillain (-after Mar 1328).  A charter dated 1301 records an agreement between "Robertus comes Claromontensis et Dalphinus Alverniæ miles pater…Roberti, Hugonis, Isabellis et Beatricis liberorum suorum procreatorum…ex…domina Ysabelle quondam domina de Jaliniaco uxoreque quondam eiusdem comitis" and "domicellus Johannes de Castrovillani dominus de Luziaco filius quondam domini Guidonis de Castrovillani quondam militis et dictæ dominæ Ysabellis…et pro Guillermo fratre suo et Maria sorore sua…ac…Aelidis et Johannæ sororum suarum" concerning the inheritance of "terra et castellania de Dompnapetra super Bebram et domus de Chazeles…et terra de Mercuilhs Æduensis diocesis…"[763].  Canon at Châlons.  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[764].  Thesaurarius at Reims[765]

iii)        MARIE de Châteauvillain .  A charter dated 1301 records an agreement between "Robertus comes Claromontensis et Dalphinus Alverniæ miles pater…Roberti, Hugonis, Isabellis et Beatricis liberorum suorum procreatorum…ex…domina Ysabelle quondam domina de Jaliniaco uxoreque quondam eiusdem comitis" and "domicellus Johannes de Castrovillani dominus de Luziaco filius quondam domini Guidonis de Castrovillani quondam militis et dictæ dominæ Ysabellis…et pro Guillermo fratre suo et Maria sorore sua…ac…Aelidis et Johannæ sororum suarum" concerning the inheritance of "terra et castellania de Dompnapetra super Bebram et domus de Chazeles…et terra de Mercuilhs Æduensis diocesis…"[766]m (before 1311) GUILLAUME [II] de Mello Seigneur d’Espoisses, son of GUILLAUME [I] de Mello Seigneur d’Espoisses & his wife Agnes de Saint-Vérain (-1326). 

iv)       ALIX de Châteauvillain (-after 1301).  A charter dated 1301 records an agreement between "Robertus comes Claromontensis et Dalphinus Alverniæ miles pater…Roberti, Hugonis, Isabellis et Beatricis liberorum suorum procreatorum…ex…domina Ysabelle quondam domina de Jaliniaco uxoreque quondam eiusdem comitis" and "domicellus Johannes de Castrovillani dominus de Luziaco filius quondam domini Guidonis de Castrovillani quondam militis et dictæ dominæ Ysabellis…et pro Guillermo fratre suo et Maria sorore sua…ac…Aelidis et Johannæ sororum suarum" concerning the inheritance of "terra et castellania de Dompnapetra super Bebram et domus de Chazeles…et terra de Mercuilhs Æduensis diocesis…"[767]

v)        JEANNE de Châteauvillain (-after 1301).  A charter dated 1301 records an agreement between "Robertus comes Claromontensis et Dalphinus Alverniæ miles pater…Roberti, Hugonis, Isabellis et Beatricis liberorum suorum procreatorum…ex…domina Ysabelle quondam domina de Jaliniaco uxoreque quondam eiusdem comitis" and "domicellus Johannes de Castrovillani dominus de Luziaco filius quondam domini Guidonis de Castrovillani quondam militis et dictæ dominæ Ysabellis…et pro Guillermo fratre suo et Maria sorore sua…ac…Aelidis et Johannæ sororum suarum" concerning the inheritance of "terra et castellania de Dompnapetra super Bebram et domus de Chazeles…et terra de Mercuilhs Æduensis diocesis…"[768]

c)         JEAN de Châteauvillain (-2 Apr 1312)"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy et sa femme" divided their properties between “leurs enfants...Iean evesque de Chaalons, Simon, Guion et Alix” by charter dated Aug 1285[769].  Seigneur de Pleurre.  Bishop of Châlons 1284.  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[770].  The Annales Dervenses record the death in 1314 of “Iohannes episcopus Cathalonensis[771].  The necrology of Châlons records the death "IV Non Apr" of “dominus Ioannes de Castrovillani episcopus Catalaunensis[772]

d)         ALIX de Châteauvillain (-18 Jun 1334, bur Châteauvillain Franciscan Church).  "Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy et sa femme" divided their properties between “leurs enfants...Iean evesque de Chaalons, Simon, Guion et Alix” by charter dated Aug 1285[773]"Aaliz de Chasteauvillain Dame de Troissereurs" freed the people of “Ourges”, as had done “messires ses peres messires Iehans iadis Seigneur de Chasteauvillain et messires Simons ses freres iadis seigneur d’Arce en Barrois” by charter dated late Jun 1321[774].  An epitaph at the church of the Cordeliers Châteauvillain record the death "à Montaigney" 18 Jun 1334 of “madamoiselle Aaliz de Chastelvilain Dame de Troissourours” and her burial “au convent des Freres Minours de Chastelvilain[775]

2.         AGNES de Châteauvillain (-before 1257).  Her name is confirmed by the marriage contract between [her husband] Guillaume comes Jovigniaci” and [his second wife] “Isabellim, quondam filiam Guillelmi de Meloto militis”, dated 8 Nov 1257, under which Comte Guillaume renounced rights of succession “quando tres filie ipsius comitis...Isabellis, Joanna et Agnes...ex...Agnete quondam uxore ipsius comitis[776]m (1248) as his first wife, GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Joigny, son of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Joigny & his wife Elisabeth de Noyers (-1261 or after). 

3.         JEANNE de Châteauvillain (-after Aug 1270).  The testament of “Aalis dame de Chatiauvilain”, dated Aug 1270, chose burial at “Vaulcler”, bequeathed property to “ma fille dameselle Jehanne...pour ly aidier à marier” and appointed “mun fil Jeham” among her executors[777]

 

 

SIMON [II] de Châteauvillain, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Châteauvillain & his wife --- (-28 Jun 1306)"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][778]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy et sa femme" divided their properties between “leurs enfants...Iean evesque de Chaalons, Simon, Guion et Alix” by charter dated Aug 1285[779].  “Jehan Sire de Chatiau-Villain et...Jehanne sa femme...et...Simons chevailiers ainnéz fils dou dist seingnour et...Marie fille au conte de Flandre femme au dist Symons” freed the inhabitants of Châteauvillain by charter dated 1286[780].  “Symons ainnez fils Monseignour de Chasteau-vilein...[et] ma...feme Marie fille le Conte de Flandres” acknowledged that they held “mon chasteaul de Bremur” from Robert III Duke of Burgundy by charter dated Apr 1293[781]"Simons aingnaiz filz monsieur de Chastelvillain sires d’Arc" sold his servitude over “ses hommes et fames d’Ourges appellée Mainmorte”, with the approval of “Iehan sires de Chastelvillain son pere”, by charter dated Jan 1298 (O.S.?)[782]Seigneur de Châteauvillain"...Simon Seigneur de Chasteauvillain..." acted as guarantor for “Robert et Guillaume enfans de Guy comte de Flandres” under their peace agreement with the king by charter dated Jul 1305[783].  The necrology of Châlons records the death "IV Kal Jul" of “domini Simonis domini Castrivillani[784]

m (contract Jan 1281, before 18 Mar 1285) as her second husband, MARIE de Flandre, widow of WILHELM von Jülich, daughter of GUY Count of Flanders & his first wife Mathilde de Béthune (1253-[1297], bur Châteauvillain).  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ refers to the three (unnamed) daughters of "Guido…ex Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis", specifying that the third married "Willelmo comiti de Ghuleke"[785].  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon refers to the third of the three daughters of "Guido…[et] Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis" as the wife of "Willelmo comiti de Gouleke" and, after her first husband was killed, of "domino de Castello Villico"[786].  “Jehan Sire de Chatiau-Villain et...Jehanne sa femme...et...Simons chevailiers ainnéz fils dou dist seingnour et...Marie fille au conte de Flandre femme au dist Symons” freed the inhabitants of Châteauvillain by charter dated 1286[787].  “Symons ainnez fils Monseignour de Chasteau-vilein...[et] ma...feme Marie fille le Conte de Flandres” acknowledged that they held “mon chasteaul de Bremur” from Robert III Duke of Burgundy by charter dated Apr 1293[788].  The testament of "Marie fille du comte de Flandres femme de Simon de Chasteauvillain seigneur d’Arc" is dated 1294 and a codicil dated 1297[789]

Simon [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de Châteauvillain (-1312)m MARIE de Roucy, daughter of JEAN [IV] Comte de Roucy & his wife Jeanne de Dreux (-1343 or after).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 12 Mar 1312 under which "...Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties[790]"Marie de Roussy iadis femme dudit monseigneur Iehan et mere desdiz enfans et Huguenin frere iadis dudit monseigneur Iehan" agreed the division of territories under the succession of “Simon de Chastelvillain iadis seigneur d’Arc pere de moy Huguenin dessusdit, de dame Marie de Flandres ma mere, de...monseigneur Iehan de Chastelvillain iadis evesque de Chaalons mon oncle...de monseigneur Iehan iadis seigneur de Chastelvillain ayeul de moy Huguenin, de damoiselle Aalis sa fille ma tante et de Guiot, Simon et Robert mes freres clercs” by charter dated Aug 1313[791]"Iean de Chasteauvillain et Guillaume son frere" approved the testament ofMarie de Roucy dame de Chasteauvillain leur mere” dated 1343[792].  Jean [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN [III] de Châteauvillain (-[31 Mar/23 Oct] 1355, bur Arc-en-Barrois).  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[793]"Iehan sire de Chasteauvillain...Guyz sire de Broyes...Hugues de Chasteauvillain sires de Pleure et de Baye..." are named among the nobles in Champagne who resisted payment of taxes imposed by Philippe IV King of France in a charter dated 14 Nov 1314[794]"Iean de Chasteauvillain et Guillaume son frere" approved the testament ofMarie de Roucy dame de Chasteauvillain leur mere” dated 1343[795]m (contract 1321) MARGUERITE de Noyers, daughter of MILON [X] Sire de Noyers & his second wife Jeanne de Dampierre (-before 1353, bur Arc-en-Barrois).  The marriage contract between "Iean de Chasteauvillain seigneur dudit lieu" and “Marguerite de Noyers fille...de Mile sire de Noyers chevalier et conseiller du Roy et de madame Ieanne de Dampierre” is dated 1321[796]Jean [III] & his wife had three children: 

i)          JEAN de Châteauvillain (-young, bur Arc-en-Barrois).  The testament of “Maria de Castrovillano domicella domina...de Arcu, uxor...Joannis de Burgundia domicelli...mariti mei præsentis”, dated 22 Oct 1366, chose burial “in ecclesia de Arco” and requested tombs for herself, her parents and “domini Johannis fratris mei defunctorum[797]

ii)         JEANNE de Châteauvillain (-after 1389).  The marriage contract between "Ieanne de Chastelvillain" andArnaut de Cervolle chevalier seigneur de Chasteauneuf et de Concressaut” is dated 1362[798].  The testament of “Maria de Castrovillano domicella domina...de Arcu, uxor...Joannis de Burgundia domicelli...mariti mei præsentis”, dated 22 Oct 1366, bequeathed residuary property to “dominam Iohannam de Castrovillano...sororem meam, Iohannem de Thillo prædictum et Guillelmum de Vienna eius filios nepotes meos[799]m firstly (1345) JEAN Seigneur de Thil [en Auxois] et de Marigny [en Champagne], son of ---.  Connétable de Bourgogne.  m secondly JACQUES de Vienne Seigneur de Saint-Georges, son of --- (-before 1360).  m thirdly (contract 1362) ARNAUD de Cervoles, son of --- (-1366).  Chambellan of Charles V King of France.  m fourthly ENGUERRAND d’Eudin, son of --- (-1389). 

iii)        MARIE de Châteauvillain (-after 22 Oct 1366, bur Arc-en-Barrois).  Dame d’Arc-en-Barrois et de Neuilly.  The testament of “Maria de Castrovillano domicella domina...de Arcu, uxor...Joannis de Burgundia domicelli...mariti mei præsentis”, dated 22 Oct 1366, chose burial “in ecclesia de Arco”, requested tombs for herself, her parents and “domini Johannis fratris mei defunctorum”, donated property to “ecclesia B. Bercarii de Castrovillano super terram de Brecons” founded by “bonæ memoriæ domina Maria avia mea”, donated a debt owed by “dominus de Noeriis cognatus meus”, bequeathed her “villas, castellanias et fortalitia de Arcu et de Nuilleyo” to “Joannes de Burgundia...maritus meus” for his life (with the consent of “sororis meæ dominæ Joannæ dominæ de Castrovillano et Joannis de Thillo eius filii nepotis mei”), and residuary property to “dominam Iohannam de Castrovillano...sororem meam, Iohannem de Thillo prædictum et Guillelmum de Vienna eius filios nepotes meos[800]m JEAN de Bourgogne Seigneur de Montagu, son of ---. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Châteauvillain (-after 1343).  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[801]"Iean de Chasteauvillain et Guillaume son frere" approved the testament ofMarie de Roucy dame de Chasteauvillain leur mere” dated 1343[802]

2.         GUY de Châteauvillain (-after 12 Mar 1312).  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[803]

3.         SIMON de Châteauvillain (-8 Jan 1335).  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[804]Bishop of Châlons 1318.  The testament of "Symon de Chasteauvillain evesque de Chaalons" is dated 1334[805].  The necrology of the church of Châlons records the death "VI Id Jan" of “dominus Simon de Castrovillani episcopus Catalaunensis[806]

4.         ROBERT de Châteauvillain (-after 12 Mar 1312).  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[807]

5.         HUGUES de Châteauvillain (-after 14 Nov 1314).  "Ioannes Catalaunensis episcopus, Ioannes comes de Roceyo et Guillelmus de Castrovillani canonicus Cathalaunensis...carnales amici de...Ioannis et Guillelmi liberorum quondam Ioannis de Castrovillani militis defuncti minorum annis...ex parte patris et matris propinqua linea consanguinitatis iunguntur" resisted the claim by “Guido, Simon, Robertus et Hugo de Castrivillani fratres patrui eorundem minorum” and swore to perform their duties, by charter dated 12 Mar 1312[808]"Marie de Roussy iadis femme dudit monseigneur Iehan et mere desdiz enfans et Huguenin frere iadis dudit monseigneur Iehan" agreed the division of territories under the succession of “Simon de Chastelvillain iadis seigneur d’Arc pere de moy Huguenin dessusdit, de dame Marie de Flandres ma mere, de...monseigneur Iehan de Chastelvillain iadis evesque de Chaalons mon oncle...de monseigneur Iehan iadis seigneur de Chastelvillain ayeul de moy Huguenin, de damoiselle Aalis sa fille ma tante et de Guiot, Simon et Robert mes freres clercs” by charter dated Aug 1313[809]Seigneur de Pleurre.  "Iehan sire de Chasteauvillain...Guyz sire de Broyes...Hugues de Chasteauvillain sires de Pleure et de Baye..." are named among the nobles in Champagne who resisted payment of taxes imposed by Philippe IV King of France in a charter dated 14 Nov 1314[810]

-        SEIGNEURS de PLEURRE, de VAUCLER et de HAYE[811]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY

 

 

The village and castle of Chacenay is situated in the south-east of the county of Champagne, on the borders with the duchy of Burgundy in the present-day canton of Essoyes, 16 kilometres south-east of Bar-sur-Seine.  Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Chacennaium...”, by bull dated [1105][812].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286, which confirms the division of the lands of Chacenay between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume", confirms that Chacenay was the fief partly of the comte de Champagne and partly of the bishop of Langres[813]

 

 

1.         ANSERICSeigneur de Chacenay.  "Anserici domini de Cancenniaco" subscribed the charter dated 1083 under which Renard-Hugues Bishop of Langres confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Molesme[814].  Donations by "Anseric pater Milonis de Cacennaco" to the abbey of Molesme are recorded in a charter dated to [1076/1104][815]m ---.  The name of Anseric's wife is not known.  A charter dated to [1075], recording the foundation of the abbey of Molesme, refers to donations including by "Hugo de Curtiruno et uxor eius Gersennis cum sorore sua Chacennacensi et liberis eius"[816].  It is possible therefore that she was --- de Courteron, daughter of ---, although the chronology could indicate that the person in question was the mother of Anseric de Chacenay.  Anseric & his wife had one child: 

a)         MILON (-[1 Apr 1104/1107]).  "Milo autem filius ipsius Ansirici…cum uxore sua Adelaide et filio Hugone" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated to [1076/1104][817]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Milon de Chacenay" witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1104 under which Hugues Comte de Champagne donated revenue to Molesme[818]m ADELAIDE, daughter of ---.  1102/1107.  "Milo de Cacenniaco et Adelaidis uxor eius et filius eorum Hugo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 26 Dec, dated to [1084/1107][819].  Milon & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUES (-[1119/20]).  "Milo de Cacenniaco et Adelaidis uxor eius et filius eorum Hugo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 26 Dec, dated to [1084/1107][820]same person as…?  HUGUES (-[1119/20]).  Hugues Seigneur de Montréal is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the same person as the son of Milon Seigneur de Chacenay[821].  The primary source which confirms this co-identity has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Montréal

-         SEIGNEURS de MONTREAL

ii)         ANSERIC [II] de Chacenay (-1137).  "…Ansericus, Milonis filius de Cacynniacho…" witnessed the charter dated 1107 under which "Hugo Trecassinus comes" donated property to Montiéramey[822]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Ansericus de Cacynniacho…" witnessed the charter dated 1111 under which "Hugo Trecassinus comes" donated property to Montiéramey[823].  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[824].  "Ansericus de Chacethniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "uxore sua Humbelina", by charter dated to 1135 or before[825]m HUMBELINE, daughter of --- (-after 1137).  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[826].  It is likely that Humbeline was closely related to Bernard Abbot of Clairvaux, maybe his sister, as he is mentioned in three charters connected with her.  "Hubelina uxor Anseric de Caccennaco" donated property to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1133 which names "Godefrido et Girardo fratre abbatis Clarevallis"[827].  "Ansericus de Chacethniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "uxore sua Humbelina", by charter dated to 1135 or before[828].  "Hubelina domena de Chacenay uxor Anserici defuncto" made donations to "fratribus de Ripatorio" with the consent of "Jacobo filio eius" by charter dated 1137, subscribed by "Bernardus abbas Clerævallis, Odo filius Josleni"[829].  [It is possible that Humbeline married secondly Gauthier [II] Comte de Brienne.  If that is correct, she was Humbeline de Baudémont, daughter of André de Baudémont Seneschal de Champagne & his wife Agnes ---.  This possible second marriage is suggested by one interpretation of a charter dated 1174 which records a dispute involving "comitem de Brenna Herardum" which was witnessed by her grandson “Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio[830].  Another interesting observation is that the sister of Humbeline de Baudémont married Hugues Seigneur de Montréal, shown above as the possible brother of Anséric [II], duplicate brothers/sisters marriages being relatively frequent at the time.  However, there are two problems with this possible interpretation of the 1174 document.  Firstly, a chronological difficulty is suggested by the birth of Humbeline’s son by her supposed first marriage before 1119, Anseric’s death in 1137, and the supposed birth of several children by her second marriage before 1147.  Secondly, the more natural interpretation of the 1174 document is that Erard de Chacenay was nepos of Erard de Brienne because he was the son of the latter’s sister.  As discussed in more detail in the chapter dealing with the Comtes de Brienne, this latter interpretation also best explains another charter dated 1146 as well as the introduction of the name Erard into the family of the seigneurs de Chacenay.  If that second interpretation is correct, there were two different individuals named Humbeline, one married to Anseric de Chacenay and the other to Gauthier de Brienne.]  Anseric [II] & his wife had four children: 

(a)       JACQUES de Chacenay (-15 Jun [1152/58]).  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[831]Seigneur de Chacenay

-         see below

(b)       ANSERIC [III] .  "Anserico frater eius [Jacobi de Chacenaio]" is named in the charter dated 1146 which confirms donations by "Hubelina mater Jacobi de Chacenaio" to Montier-la-Celle[832].  Seigneur de Feins.  He joined the crusade in 1147[833]

(c)       THOMAS (-after [1177]).  "Thomas monachus Clarevallis patruus eius" witnessed the charter dated 1167 under which Erard de Chacenay confirmed donations to the abbey of Larrivour[834].  Prior at Molesme 1160/1161.  Prior at Clairvaux 1161.  Abbot of Molesmes 1172, resigned [1177]. 

(d)       PETRONILLE-ELISABETH de Chacenay (-1165 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1139/1165.  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Petronilla, Barri comitissa…pro anima viri sui Widonis et filiorum suorum Milonis et Willelmlmi"[835].  There is doubt about her name as the cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[836]m GUY de Brienne Comte de Bar-sur-Seine, son of MILON de Brienne Comte de Bar-sur-Seine & his wife Mathilde de Noyers (-13 Feb ----, 1145 or after). 

 

 

JACQUES de Chacenay, son of ANSERIC [II] Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Humbeline [de Troyes] (-15 Jun [1152/58]).  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[837]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Hubelina domena de Chacenay uxor Anserici defuncto" made donations to "fratribus de Ripatorio" with the consent of "Jacobo filio eius" by charter dated 1137, subscribed by "Bernardus abbas Clerævallis, Odo filius Josleni"[838].  "Jacobus dominus de Cachennai" with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee" made donations to Basse-Fontaine on the suggestion of "Galteri Brenensium comitis et matris, uxoris eius, domine Agnetis de Baldimento et domine mee A Brenensium comitisse" by charter dated 1146[839].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Ansericus de Chacennaico…uxore sua Hubelina et filio suo Jacobo" and "Jacobus de Chacennaio…uxore sua Agnete"[840]

m (before 1146) as her first husband, AGNES [de Brienne, daughter of GAUTHIER [II] Comte de Brienne[ & his wife [Humbeline de Baudément] ([1122/25]-after 1191).  "Jacobus dominus de Cachennai", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee", made donations to Basse-Fontaine on the suggestion of "Galteri Brenensium comitis et matris, uxoris eius, domine Agnetis de Baldimento et domine mee A Brenensium comitisse" by charter dated 1146[841].  The parentage of the wife of Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay is suggested by this document dated 1146.  It is also indicated by the charter dated 1174 under which the bishop of Troyes confirmed his judgment relating to "villa de Prait" which names her supposed brother "comitum de Brena Herardum" and is witnessed by "Andreas frater comitis, Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio"[842].  One of the interpretations of this document is that "Erardus nepos eius [=of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne] de Chacenaio" was the nephew of Comte Erard because he was the son of his sister.  Another possible interpretation of the 1174 document, as explained in more detail in the chapter dealing with the comtes de Brienne, is that Erard de Chacenay was "nepos" of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne because of a relationship through the latter’s mother, Humbeline de Baudément, wife of Gauthier [II] Comte de Brienne.  In that case, Agnes must have been born from an otherwise unrecorded first marriage of her father.  However, this alternative interpretation does not satisfactorily explain the charter dated 1146 nor the entry of the name "Erard" into the Chacenay family after Agnes’s marriage, which certainly suggests that Agnes belonged to the family of the comtes de Brienne.  If Agnes’s parentage is correct as shown in the present document, she must have been one of her parents’ oldest children.  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[843].  She married secondly (after 1158) Hugues de Vandeuvre.  Her second marriage is indicated by her testament "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere"[844].  "Agnes domine de Cachenanaio", with the consent of her unnamed children, made donations to Basse-Fontaine for the soul of "domini mei Jacobi…filius meus Erardus…quando perrexit Jerosolimam" by charter dated to [1179/83], witnessed by "Johannes dominus Cachanaii…Henricus de Cachennais et filius eius Johannes"[845].  She maybe married thirdly Jean ---.  Her third marriage is suggested by the charter dated to [1179/83] under which "Agnes domine de Cachenanaio", with the consent of her unnamed children, made donations to Basse-Fontaine for the soul of "domini mei Jacobi…filius meus Erardus…quando perrexit Jerosolimam", witnessed by "Johannes dominus Cachanaii…"[846].  It is clear that "Jean seigneur de Chacenay" could not have been one of Agnes’s children by her first marriage.  One possible explanation of the charter is therefore that he was Agnes’s third husband, enjoying the title by right of his wife. 

Jacques & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         THOMAS de Chacenay (-1179, before 11 Dec).  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[847]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Thomas de Cachenato filius Jacobi jam miles" confirmed donations to the abbey of Larrivour, with the consent of "Aherardus filius Jacobi de Cachenato", by charter dated 1158[848].  "Thomas de Chacenniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Airardus frater eius", by charter dated 1171[849].  "Dominus Thomas de Chacenai…" witnessed the charter dated 1179 which records the donation to Clairvaux made by "Paganus de Univilla…"[850].  [m ---.  The name of Thomas’s wife is not known.  Thomas & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [JACQUES (-after 1189).  "Arardus de Chacennaio" confirmed donations to Clairvaux made by "avus meus Ansericus, laudante uxore sua Humbelina", with the consent of "uxore mea Mathilde et nepote meo Jacobo", by charter dated 11 Dec 1179[851].  The document does not specify the parentage of the witness Jacques, but the most likely explanation for the words "nepote meo" is that he was the minor son of Erard’s older brother.  "Airardus dominus Chacenniaci" donated property to Clairvaux by charter dated 1189 witnessed by "Jacobus nepos meus…"[852].] 

2.         ERARD [I] de Chacenay (-Acre 1191, before 12 Jul).  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[853].  "Thomas de Cachenato filius Jacobi jam miles" confirmed donations to the abbey of Larrivour, with the consent of "Aherardus filius Jacobi de Cachenato", by charter dated 1158[854].  "Thomas de Chacenniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Airardus frater eius", by charter dated 1171[855]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Arardus de Chacennaio" confirmed donations to Clairvaux made by "avus meus Ansericus, laudante uxore sua Humbelina", with the consent of "uxore mea Mathilde et nepote meo Jacobo", by charter dated 11 Dec 1179[856].  "Airardus dominus Cacenniaci uxore mee Felicitate laudante" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1183, which refers to a donation of "vineam Rufe de Couvegnon" made by "matris mee" (who is unnamed in the document but "Agnes…domina de Chachennaio" is recorded making the same donation in the following charter)[857].  "Airardus dominus Chacenniaci" donated property to Clairvaux by charter dated 1189 witnessed by "Jacobus nepos meus…"[858].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois Fontaines names "Erardus de Cacenaio" among those who died in 1191 at the siege of Acre[859]m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-[11 Dec 1179/1183]).  "Arardus de Chacennaio" confirmed donations to Clairvaux made by "avus meus Ansericus, laudante uxore sua Humbelina", with the consent of "uxore mea Mathilde et nepote meo Jacobo", by charter dated 11 Dec 1179[860].  "Erardus dominus Chacennaii…Mathilde uxore sua" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1182[861].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, "Mathilde or Félicité, daughter of Hervé [III] de Donzy & his second wife Clémence de Bourgogne" was the wife of Erard [I] de Chacenay[862].  The primary source which confirms this parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  As explained in the document BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY, if this parentage of Erard’s wife is correct, it is chronologically more likely that Clémence, her mother, was the first wife of Geoffroy [III] de Donzy.  If this is correct, she was MATHILDE [Félicité] de Donzy, daughter of [GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Donzy & his first wife Clémence de Bourgogne [Capet].  m secondly FELICITE, daughter of --- (-after 1183).  "Airardus dominus Cacenniaci uxore mee Felicitate laudante" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1183, which refers to a donation of "vineam Rufe de Couvegnon" made by "matris mee" (who is unnamed in the document but "Agnes…domina de Chachennaio" is recorded making the same donation in the following charter)[863].  As note above, Europäische Stammtafeln conflates the two wives of Erard [I] de Chacenay into "Mathilde or Félicité, daughter of Hervé [III] de Donzy & his second wife Clémence de Bourgogne"[864].  It is not known whether this is correct, but until more information in other primary sources comes to light it is considered preferable to show Erard as having married two different wives.  Erard [I] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         JACQUES (-[1191/92]).  His parentage is confirmed by the testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191], under which she bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis"[865].  This document indicates that Jacques must have briefly survived his father, and that he must have been born from his father’s first marriage assuming that he was old enough to hold property in his own name at the date of his grandmother’s testament. 

b)         ERARD [II] de Chacenay (-16 Jun 1236, bur Clairvaux)Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Erardus dominus de Chacennei filius domini Erardi" confirmed donations to Mores made by "antecessores mei de Chaceneo…Ansericus et Jacobus filius eius et Erardus pater meus", with the consent of "Emeliana uxor mea", by charter dated 1205[866]

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c)         CLEMENCE .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Sep 1211 under which “Erardus de Chacenaio” acknowledged that “Odo de Grancei sororius eiusdem Erardi" held "feodum de Ries" from "Blanchæ comitissæ Campaniæ"[867].  "Eudes seigneur de Grancey, sa femme Clémence et ses fils" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Pothières by charter dated 1218[868].  1214/1233.  m EUDES [II] Seigneur de Grancey et de Larrey, son of RENAUD Seigneur de Grancey & his wife --- (-after 1218). 

3.         [MARGUERITE (-after 1204).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the testament of her mother "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][869].  The fact that Marguerite inherited land of her presumed nephew Jacques de Chacenay suggests that she was born from her mother’s first marriage to Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay, but this supposition is not beyond all doubt.  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][870].  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[871]m THIBAUT de Brienne, son of GUY Comte de Bar-sur-Seine [Brienne] & his wife Petronille-Elisabeth de Chacenay (-1204 or after, bur Pontigny).] 

4.         [HUGUETTE (-before 1193).  Her parentage is indicated by the testament of her mother "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][872].  This suggests that Huguette was born from her mother’s second marriage.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Dame de Durnay.  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][873].] 

 

 

ERARD [II] de Chacenay, son of ERARD [I] Seigneur de Chacenay & his [first wife Mathilde de Donzy] (-16 Jun 1236, bur Clairvaux)Seigneur de Chacenay.  A charter dated 1203 records a donation to the abbey of Longuay by "Erardus dominus de Cacennay nondum miles"[874].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennei filius domini Erardi" confirmed donations to Mores made by "antecessores mei de Chaceneo…Ansericus et Jacobus filius eius et Erardus pater meus", with the consent of "Emeliana uxor mea", by charter dated 1205[875].  "Airardus dominus de Chassenay" with the consent of his unnamed wife confimed donations to Basse-Fontaine by "domina Agnete de Chassenay" by charter dated 1209, which does not specify the relationship between the two[876].  “Erardus de Chacenaio” acknowledged that “Odo de Grancei sororius eiusdem Erardi" held "feodum de Ries" from "Blanchæ comitissæ Campaniæ" by charter dated Sep 1211[877].  "Erardus dominus de Chacenaii" confirmed the donation to Clairvaux abbey made by "Milo miles de Cherreve", with the consent of "Emelina uxor dicti Milonis, Everardus, Symon, Milo filii eorundem", by charter dated 1215[878].  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[879].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[880].  "Herveus comes Nivernensis" confirmed a donation by "dominus Erardus de Cachenaio nepos noster" (first cousin of Erard) to the Teutonic knights by charter dated Jul 1219[881].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[882].  An epitaph at Clairvaux records the death "1236 XVI Kal Jul" of "Erardus senior dominus Chacennaii"[883]

m (1205, divorced Sep 1224) as her second husband, EMMELINE de Broyes, widow of EUDES [II] de Champlitte, daughter of HUGUES [III] Seigneur de Broyes & his second wife Isabelle de Dreux (-[Jul 1248/Apr 1249]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1200 under which "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita"[884].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennei filius domini Erardi" confirmed donations to Mores made by "antecessores mei de Chaceneo…Ansericus et Jacobus filius eius et Erardus pater meus", with the consent of "Emeliana uxor mea", by charter dated 1205[885].  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[886].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[887].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[888].  "Emelina domina Chacegnaii" approved a sale to the abbey of Longuay made by "Symon dominus Castrivillani frater meus" by charter dated 1219[889].  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[890].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[891].  "Erard de Chacenay" recognised an obligation to return property to Clairvaux, for the soul of "Erard son père", by charter dated Jul 1248, which refers to his mother being alive at that date[892].  A charter dated Apr 1249 refers to a donation to Mores made by "nobili quondam domina Emelina bone memorie matre…Erardi domini Chacennai"[893]

Erard [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         ERARD [III] (-killed in battle Westcapelle, Walcheren island 4 Jul 1253).  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[894].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[895].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[896].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[897]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Erard de Chacenay" recognised an obligation to return property to Clairvaux, for the soul of "Erard son père", by charter dated Jul 1248, which refers to his mother being alive at that date[898].  The Chronicle attributed to Baudouin d’Avesnes names "…messires Erars de Chacenay…" among those killed in battle at "Waucres…1253 le jour saint Martin le bouillant"[899]

2.         MATHILDE .  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[900].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[901].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[902].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 1223 under which Jean King of Jerusalem confirmed an agreement about the sénéchaussée du Nivernais between Mathilde Ctss de Nevers and Erard de Chacenay, under which the latter relinquished his claim in return for the allegiance of "Gui seigneur d’Arcis, qui avait épousé Mathilde fille du dit Hérard de Chacenay" for "la terre de Gachy"[903].  1233.  m (before Jun 1223) GUY d'Arcis-sur-Aube, son of JEAN de Montréal Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube & his wife Helisende --- (-after 1241). 

3.         JEANNE .  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[904].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[905]

4.         HUGUES (-[on crusade 1249]).  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[906].  A charter dated Aug 1240 confirms the donation made by "Huetus dominus Chacenaii" to the church of Saint-Nicholas de Chacenay, with the consent of "Ammeline matris sue domine Chacenaii"[907].  "Elisabeth dame de Grancey" recorded a dispute between her and "Eude seigneur de Grancey son mari" concerning property donated to Clairvaux, and that after her husband’s death she renounced her claims, by charter dated 1244, which names "Guillelmum de Chamlita vicecomitem Divionensem fratrem meum…Hugonem dominum Chacenaii…" among the guarantors[908]

5.         ALIX (-before 1278).  Her two marriages are confirmed by the undated charter under which "Guillelmi vicecomitis de Meloduno et Aalidis uxoris eius" confirmed money received by "prædictæ Aalidis" from "dominum Guidonem quondam comitem Forensem eius virum atque fratrem Renaudi de Foreisio moderni comitis"[909].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", dated Sep 1224, which provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[910], although it is unclear why Alix is referred to as "M".  Dame de Chacenay.  "Gui comte de Forest et sire de Chacenay" granted concessions "à cause de dame Aalis de Chacenay sa femme, fille de feu Erars seigneur de Chacenay…[à] tous les sujets du dit Chacenay" by charter dated Aug 1255[911].  "Guillelmus vicecomes de Melonduno et Aalidis uxor eius" confirmed receipt of property from "Johanne domino de Castrovillani et fratre Roberto abbate monasterii Arremarnensis" relating to the inheritance of "dicte Aalidis" by charter dated 3 Jul 1261[912].  An Arrêt of the Parlement de Paris ordered "comes Forisiensis" to pay the dowry of "Alicie de Chacenaio épouse dudit vicomte" to "vicecomiti Meledunensi" dated 12 Jun 1267[913]m firstly (1224) GUY [V] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [IV] Comte de Forez [Albon] & his first wife Philippa [Mathilde] de Dampierre (-[12 Sep] 1259).  m secondly ([12 Sep 1259/10 Aug 1260]) GUILLAUME [III] Vicomte de Melun, son of ADAM [III] Vicomte de Melun & his second wife Comtesse de sancerre (-6 Jun 1278). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY (ARCIS-sur-AUBE)

 

 

Renaud Archbishop of Reims founded the abbey of Igny en Tardenois and confirmed donations, including the donation of "de terra Avelereii...affinis...terræ de Monte-Taonis" made by "domnus...miles de Arceio et uxor sua Hildeburgis et eorum filii Nicolaus, Ado et alii",  by charter dated 1130[914]

 

 

JEAN de Montréal, son of ANSERIC [I] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Adelaide de Pleurre (-Acre 7 Jul 1189).  "Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[915].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montréal, for the soul of "Alaydis uxoris meæ" and with the consent of "Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sybilla predicti Anserici uxor", by charter dated 1170[916].  Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube.  "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis", leaving for Jerusalem, donated property to the priory of Saint-Bernard de Montréal by charter dated 1189, witnessed by "dominus Joannes de Arceis frater meus…"[917].  "Johannes de Arcies", leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights to the churches of Escharlis and Fontaine-Jean, with the consent of "Helissanz uxor mea", by charter dated 1189, witnessed by "dominus Ansericus de Monte-Regali, Guido de Dampetro, Gaucherius dominus Castri-Rainardi…"[918].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montréal records the death "7 Jul" of "Johannes de Arcis frater domini Anserici, domini de Monte Regali"[919]

m as her first husband, HELISENDE de Joigny, daughter of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adela de Nevers (-26 Feb after 1226).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Her first marriage is indicated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[920].  "Johannes de Arcies", leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights to the churches of Escharlis and Fontaine-Jean, with the consent of "Helissanz uxor mea", by charter dated 1189[921].  She married secondly Milon Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  “Milo comes Barri super Sequanam” confirmed a purchase by the people of Bar, with the consent of “uxoris mee Helissendis”, by charter dated [29 Mar/17 Apr] 1199[922].  "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" consented to the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun confirmed by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[923].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1210, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[924].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1206[925].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[926].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam et Elissendis comitissa et Galaherius filius eorum" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Feb 1218, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[927].  “Helisendis comitissa Barri super Secanam” donated her rights in “domo monachorum de Vilael" to "abbatem…Majoris Monasterii", for the souls of "Milonis mariti mei, comitis Barri, et filiorum meorum Johannis et Gaucherii", by charter dated [30 Mar/18 Apr] 1226[928].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "IV Kal Mar" of "Helisendis…comitissa Barri super Sequanam"[929]

Jean & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-before Jul 1222).  Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared by charter dated Jul 1222 that "Guido dominus Archeiarum" acknowledged receipt from "Anserici fratri suo thesaurario Lingonensi" of his share in the succession of "bone memorie Johannis fratris eorum"[930].  “Helisendis comitissa Barri super Secanam” donated her rights in “domo monachorum de Vilael" to "abbatem…Majoris Monasterii", for the souls of "Milonis mariti mei, comitis Barri, et filiorum meorum Johannis et Gaucherii", by charter dated [30 Mar/18 Apr] 1226[931]

2.         ANSERIC d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1222).  Thesaurarius of Langres.  Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared by charter dated Jul 1222 that "Guido dominus Archeiarum" acknowledged receipt from "Anserici fratri suo thesaurario Lingonensi" of his share in the succession of "bone memorie Johannis fratris eorum"[932]

3.         GUY d'Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1241).  1219/1241.  Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared by charter dated Jul 1222 that "Guido dominus Archeiarum" acknowledged receipt from "Anserici fratri suo thesaurario Lingonensi" of his share in the succession of "bone memorie Johannis fratris eorum"[933]m MATHILDE de Chacenay, daughter of ERARD [III] Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Emmeline de Broyes.  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[934].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[935].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[936].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 1223 under which Jean King of Jerusalem confirmed an agreement about the sénéchaussée du Nivernais between Mathilde Ctss de Nevers and Erard de Chacenay, under which the latter relinquished his claim in return for the allegiance of "Gui seigneur d’Arcis, qui avait épousé Mathilde fille du dit Hérard de Chacenay" for "la terre de Gachy"[937].  1233.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN [III] d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-before 1273).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

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JEAN [III] d’Arcis-sur-Aube, son of GUY Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube & his wife Mathilde de Chacenay (-before 1273).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

m (after 1255) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Noyers, widow of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Joigny, daughter of MILON [VIII] Sire de Noyers & his wife Agnes de Brienne (-after 1278).  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 13 Jun 1278 under which her sons "Erars et Guillaume d’Arcies frères, filz de noble home Jehan et de noble dame Ysabeau, seigneur et dame d’Arcies" divided property between each other[938].  Her family origin is confirmed by the testament of her grandson "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), which was witnessed by "mon…cosin monsr Mile de Noyers…"[939].  A charter dated 1273 records the division of the Chacenay property between her sons which was decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[940], although the document does not express the family relationship. 

Jean & his wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-1307).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[941].  Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube, Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Johannes miles dominus Arceyarum et Chacenaii" sold property to Troyes Saint-Loup, with the consent of "Milone fratre meo", by charter dated 17 Aug 1282[942].  Philippe III King of France confirmed the partition of territories of "Aalis…dame de Chacenay leur tante" between "Jehan d’Arcies chevaliers et ses frères" by charter dated 1285[943].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[944].  [m firstly ---.  No direct proof has been found of this supposed first marriage.  However, Jean’s marriage to his known wife Alix de Joinville, in 1300, is unlikely to have been his first considering the chronology of this family.]  m [secondly] (3 May 1300) as her first husband, ALIX de Joinville, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Joinville, Sénéchal de Champagne [historian of Louis IX King of France] & his second wife Alix de Reynel (-after Mar 1336).  The contract of marriage between Jean d’Arcis and Alix de Joinville is dated 3 May 1300 and names "son père…ses deux frères Jean sire d’Ancerville et Ansel sire de Rimaucourt"[945].  "Jean seigneur de Joinville" confirm the marriage of "sa fille Alix" and "Jean d'Arcis et de Chacenay", with the consent of "ses fils Jean seigneur d'Ancerville et Anseau seigneur de Rimaucourt", giving "ses neveux Gautier de Vaucouleurs et Gui de Sailly" as guarantors for the dowry, by charter dated 14 Sep 1300[946].  She married secondly (before Jul 1312) John of Lancaster Seigneur de Beaufort-en-Champagne.  "Jean de Lancastre seigneur de Beaufort et sa femme Alix de Joinville" made donations to the abbey of Chapelle-aux-Planches for masses, by charter dated Jul 1312[947].  An Arrêt of the Parlement de Paris dated 2 Jun 1323 ordered the seizure of the property of "Alix de Joinville dame de Beaufort"[948].  "Aaliz de Jainville dame de Biaufort et d'Arsis" donated property to the abbey of la Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 19 Apr 1336[949]

2.         MILON d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-before Jan 1308).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[950].  "Johannes miles dominus Arceyarum et Chacenaii" sold property to Troyes Saint-Loup, with the consent of "Milone fratre meo", by charter dated 17 Aug 1282[951].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[952].  A charter dated Jan 1307 (O.S.) records the division of property between "Erars d’Arcies chevaliers et Guillaume son frère chevaliers" inherited from "Jehan jadis seigneur d’Arcies leur père et de Milet d’Arcies jadis seigneur de Bleigny leur frére" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[953]

3.         ERARD d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after Jan 1308).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[954].  "Erars et Guillaume d’Arcies frères, filz de noble home Jehan et de noble dame Ysabeau, seigneur et dame d’Arcies" divided property between each other, by which "Erars" took "la terre et chastellerie de Chascenay…comme madame Aelis dame de Chascenay le tenoit", by charter dated 13 Jun 1278[955].  "Erardus de Chacenayo miles" donated property, previously held by "bone memorie Aalidis quondam domina de Chacenayo", to Troyes Saint-Loup by charter dated Jan 1281 (O.S.)[956].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[957].  A charter dated Jan 1307 (O.S.) records the division of property between "Erars d’Arcies chevaliers et Guillaume son frère chevaliers" inherited from "Jehan jadis seigneur d’Arcies leur père et de Milet d’Arcies jadis seigneur de Bleigny leur frére" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[958]m as her second husband, MARGUERITE de la Broce, widow of DREUX de Chappes, daughter of --- de la Broce & his wife --- (-1320, bur Mores).  A manuscript records the death in 1320 of "Marguerite de la Broce, veuve en premières noces de Dreux de Chapes, dame de Chapes, femme d’Erard d’Arcis chevalier seigneur de Chacenay" and her burial at Mores[959].  Erard & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-[7 Jan/17 Feb] 1326).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), chose his burial "chiés les Freres meneurs de Troyes", requested that the provisions of the testament of "feu mon…seigneur et père monseigneur jadis Erart seigneur d’Arcies chevaliers et de feu jadis madame Marguerite ma mère" be executed, bequeathed property to "mes…suers suer Jehanne d’Arcies, nonain d’Avenay, et Agnès d’Arcies, nonain de Juerre", and named as executors "ma…compeigne Quenegons de Grancy dame d’Arcies, mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers", in the presence of "mon…cosin monsr Mile de Noyers, monsr Itier de la Broce, monsr Erard d’Arcies chevaliers", and was opened 17 Feb 1325 (O.S.)[960]m CUNEGONDE de Grancey, daughter of EUDES [IV] Sire de Grancey & his wife Elisabeth de Blamont.  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), named as executors "ma…compeigne Quenegons de Grancy dame d’Arcies, mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers"[961]

b)         JEANNE d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1326).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), bequeathed property to "mes…suers suer Jehanne d’Arcies, nonain d’Avenay, et Agnès d’Arcies, nonain de Juerre"[962].  Nun at Avenay. 

c)         AGNES d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1326).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), bequeathed property to "mes…suers suer Jehanne d’Arcies, nonain d’Avenay, et Agnès d’Arcies, nonain de Juerre"[963].  Nun at Juerre. 

d)         [MARGUERITE d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 15 Jun 1348).  "Marguerite d’Arcies dame de Saint Briz et de Chacenay et Dreues de Mello chevaliers ses…filz seigneur de Saint Briz" relinquished rights in favour of the inhabitants of Chitry by charter dated 15 Jun 1348[964]m --- de Mello, son of ---.] 

4.         GUILLAUME d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 19 May 1328).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[965].  "Erars et Guillaume d’Arcies frères, filz de noble home Jehan et de noble dame Ysabeau, seigneur et dame d’Arcies" divided property between each other, by which "Erars" took "la terre et chastellerie de Chascenay…comme madame Aelis dame de Chascenay le tenoit", by charter dated 13 Jun 1278[966].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[967].  A charter dated Jan 1307 (O.S.) records the division of property between "Erars d’Arcies chevaliers et Guillaume son frère chevaliers" inherited from "Jehan jadis seigneur d’Arcies leur père et de Milet d’Arcies jadis seigneur de Bleigny leur frére" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[968]m REINE d’Ancy-le-Franc, daughter of ---.  "Reine d’Ancy-le-Franc et son mari Guillaume d’Arcis chevalier" granted rights to Molesme by charter dated Nov 1285[969].  Guillaume & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ERARD d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-[1344]).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), named as executors "…mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers"[970].  A charter dated 6 Dec 1331 records a dispute between the abbey of Montiéramey and "messire Erars d’Arcees sires de Chacenay…et Blanche de Chateillon sa femme"[971]m (contract 26 Jan 1331) BLANCHE de Châtillon, daughter of GERARD de Châtillon-en-Bazois Seigneur de la Roche-Milay & his wife Guillemette de Couches-les-Mines.  A charter dated 6 Dec 1331 records a dispute between the abbey of Montiéramey and "messire Erars d’Arcees sires de Chacenay…et Blanche de Chateillon sa femme"[972].  Erard & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-10 May 1338, bur Mores).  A manuscript history of Chacenay names "Jean d’Arcis damoiseau" as the son of Erard and records his death 10 May 1338 and burial at Mores[973]

ii)         JEANNE d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 15 May 1391).  "Jehanne d’Arcées dame de Larrey et de Chacenay" acknowledged fiefs held from the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 12 Jun 1372 and 15 May 1391, naming "mes…filz Roubert de Grancey chevaliers…Guillaume de Grancey seigneur de Larrey"[974]m GUILLAUME de Grancey, son of ROBERT de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey & his wife --- (-before Jul 1372). 

b)         [JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-1344, before 23 Sep).  The parentage of Jean has not been confirmed.  It is possible that he was the son of one of the other brothers who are named above.  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), named as executors "…mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers"[975]Bishop of Autun 1331.  Bishop of Langres 1342.] 

5.         HELISENDE d’Arcis-sur-Aube .  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[976].  A charter dated 1 Jun 1287 records a judgment given against "madame Helissant d’Arceys, femme monssr Gautier de Mary" who had claimed a share in "chastel de Chacenay" from her brothers[977]m ([1273/1 Jun 1287]) GAUTHIER Seigneur de Merrey, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-sur-MARNE

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON (early 10th century)

 

 

The castle of Châtillon-sur-Marne was built by Hérivé, nephew of Hérivé Archbishop of Reims, on land granted to him by his uncle in [920] (see Part A).  The process by which the castle came into the possession of the second Châtillon family (see Part D) has not yet been identified.  The absence of the names Urson and Hérivé, associated with the first Châtillon family, from this second family, suggests that it was not closely related to its predecessors.  The families of the holders of the position "vidame" of the church of Reims are shown in Part B.  Their possible relationship with the Châtillon families is discussed in the introduction to that part. 

 

 

1.         [URSON] Comte [en Champagne].  Colwener’s Catalogue des Archevesques de Rheims names Heriveus canonis Remensis filius Ursi comitis Campaniæ et Bertæ sororis Hucbaldi comitis” when recording his ecclesiastical career, but does not specify the primary source on which Hérivé’s stated parentage is based[978].  No primary source has yet been identified which names Urson, although the reference to the later Urson (see below) suggests that the information may be correct.  m [BERTHE] d'Ostrevant, sister of HUCBALD Comte d'Ostrevant, daughter of ---.]  Flodoard names "domnus Heriveus ex aula…regis" as "nepos ex sorore Hucbaldi comitis" when recording his appointment as Archbishop of Reims[979].  Colwener’s Catalogue des Archevesques de Rheims names Heriveus canonis Remensis filius Ursi comitis Campaniæ et Bertæ sororis Hucbaldi comitis” when recording his ecclesiastical career, but does not specify the primary source on which Hérivé’s stated parentage is based[980].  [Urson] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         HERIVE (-2 Jul 922)Archbishop of Reims 900.  Flodoard names "domnus Heriveus ex aula…regis" as "nepos ex sorore Hucbaldi comitis" when recording his appointment as archbishop of Reims[981].  He granted his brother and nephew the domains of Vandières and Binson on which they built the castle of Châtillon-sur-Marne.  Flodoard records in 922 that "Heriveus Remorum archiepiscopus" died “tertia die post consecrationem Rotberti regis...VI Non Jul”, four days before the end of his 22nd year in office[982].  The necrology of Reims records the death “VI Non Jul” of “dominus Heriveus archiepiscopus[983]

b)         EUDES [Odo] .  Flodoard names "Odo frater quondam Herivei archiepiscopi et Heriveus nepos ipsius" when recording their ordination[984]

c)         [--- .  It is possible that this is the same person as Eudes, brother of Archbishop Hérivé, who is shown above.  m ---.]  One child: 

i)          HERIVE (-killed in battle 947).  Flodoard names "Odo frater quondam Herivei archiepiscopi et Heriveus nepos ipsius" when recording their ordination[985].  Flodoard's Annals record that in 947 "Ragenaldus comes et Dodo, frater ipsius præsulis [=Artaud Archbishop of Reims]" attacked castles built "citra Maternam fluvium" by "Heriveus nepos Herivei quondam archiepiscopi", during the course of which "Heriveus" was killed[986].  He held the castle of Châtillon, as shown by Flodoard who in 949 records that "Ragenaldus comes" captured "castrum quondam Herivei…Castellionem"[987]

 

 

1.         URSON (-[after 956]).  Flodoard records in 956 that Lothaire King of the Franks captured "munitionem...super Carum fluvium" from "Ragenarius comes" who had taken it from “Ursioni cuidam Remensis ecclesiæ militi[988].  The reference to Comte Urson, supposed father of Hérivé Archbishop of Reims, and the common association with the church of Reims, suggest that this Urson may have been related to the same family.  Du Chesne suggests that Urson was the brother of Hérivé, nephew of Archbishop Hérivé, but this appears to be speculative[989].  

 

2.         GAUTHIER (-after 952).  Châtelain de Vitry: Flodoard records in 952 that Lothaire King of the Franks "cum Ragenaldo [comes]" captured "Victuriaci castri, quod tenebat Walterius quidam" who had recently defected from the king’s side and had joined Héribert [III] de Vermandois[990].  Du Chesne suggests that Gauthier was the brother of Hérivé, nephew of Archbishop Hérivé, and of Urson, and was probably ancestor of the later châtelains de Vitry, but this appears to be speculative[991].  

 

 

 

B.      VIDAMES de REIMS

 

 

Marlot records that the vidame was responsible for administering the property of the church and deciding disputes involving the vassals, performing a role similar to that of the avoués in other ecclesiastical jurisdictions[992].  The post of vidame at Reims is mentioned at the time of the succession of Ebbo Archbishop of Reims during the reign of Emperor Louis I: Flodoard’s Historia Remensis Ecclesiæ names “Radulfum vicedominum[993].  No connection has been found between this Vidame Raoul and the later vidames. 

 

The later vidames de Reims are shown in many present-day secondary sources as a neatly reconstructed family group, together with their alleged relationship with the later seigneurs de Châtillon.  This reconstruction can be traced back to Du Chesne’s Histoire de la Maison de Chastillon-sur-Marne, published in 1621.  According to Du Chesne, Gervais Vidame de Reims, Guy Archbishop of Reims, and Milon Seigneur de Châtillon were brothers, and Gervais was the father of Manassès Vidame de Reims[994].  The sources which Du Chesne quotes have been extracted and included below, but on close examination none of them confirms that these supposed relationships are correct.  It is probable that the vidamé of Reims was hereditary within the same family, in much the same way as the vidamé of Gerberoy (who represented the bishops of Beauvais) as shown in the document PARIS REGION NOBILITY.  However, Du Chesne’s reconstruction is pure speculation, and numerous other explanations of the family relationships are possible.  For example: Gervais and Manassès may have been brothers, both nephews of Archbishop Guy; the title could have been inherited through the female line; and there could have been two separate families who held the position of vidame at the same time (Gervais and Manassès are named in sources dated in the same year), as was the case with the vidames de Gerberoy.  In addition, the absence of any source which demonstrates a link between the vidames and the castle of Châtillon, as well as the lack of any obvious onomastic connection between the vidames and the Châtillon family, suggests that the two groups may have been unrelated.  Until further information comes to light, the family of the vidames de Reims has been deconstructed into three groups, which are shown as unrelated in the present section to emphasise that any relationship between them cannot be traced. 

 

 

1.         GERVAIS (-after 1053).  Vidame de ReimsDu Chesne quotes a charter of the abbey of Saint-Thierry near Reims dated 1053 which names Gervasius Remensis civitatis vicedominus[995].

 

 

[Two] siblings: 

1.         GUY (-1055)Archbishop of Reims in Jul 1033.  The Annales Mosomagenses record the succession in 1033 of “Wido” after the death of “Oebalus Remorum archiepiscopus[996].  The Annales Mosomagenses record the death in 1055 of “sanctus Archipræsul Remorum Wido[997].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1056 of "Remensis archiepiscopus Guido" and the succession of "Gervasius…primo fuit episcopus Cenomanensis"[998]

2.         [--- .  Manassès is named as “nepos” of Archbishop Guy in the source quoted below.  If the word can be translated in its strict sense, one of Manassès’s parents was Guy’s sibling.  However, the word could indicate a more remote cousin relationship.]  m ---.  [Three] children: 

a)         MANASSES "le Chauve" (-after 1055).  Vidame de ReimsA charter dated 1053 records land “in villa sancti Remigiii”, in the possession of "cuiusdam vicedomini Remensis…Manasses Calvus, nepos Vidonis archipresulis", on which “domnus abbas Herimarus” wished to build “mansionile...Tollensviam”, and that the archbishop pressured Manassès to donate the land to the church, subscribed by “Manassæ comitis, Rogeri comitis, Rainoldi Suessionici comitis, Vidonis militis[, Iofridi militis, Milonis militis, Aleranni militis][999]m ---.  The name of Manassès's wife is not known.  Manassès & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          [ERLAND (-[after 1113]).  Du Chesne states that Erland was the son of Manassès and succeeded his father in the vidamé de Reims, but cites no primary source which confirms this affiliation[1000].  Vidame de Reims.  A charter of the abbey of Saint-Thierry near Reims dated 1103, recites the events recorded in the charter dated 1053 quoted above, adds that later Guido filius eius” [=son of Manassès “le Chauve”] requested payment “ab abbate...ecclesiæ S. Remigii”, witnessed by “Erlaudi vicedomini...Iacobi de Castellione, Guarmundi...[1001].]  

ii)         GUY (-[1095/1103]).  A charter of the abbey of Saint-Thierry near Reims dated 1103, recites the events recorded in the charter dated 1053 quoted above, adds that later Guido filius eius” [=son of Manassès “le Chauve”] requested payment “ab abbate...ecclesiæ S. Remigii”, in the presence of “domini Manassæ archiepiscopi...fratris sui[1002].  Seigneur de Vivé.  m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

(a)       CYR (-after 1103).  A charter of the abbey of Saint-Thierry near Reims dated 1103, recites the events recorded in the charter dated 1053 quoted above, adds that later Guido filius eius” [=son of Manassès “le Chauve”] requested payment “ab abbate...ecclesiæ S. Remigii”, in the presence of “domini Manassæ archiepiscopi...fratris sui”, that after Guy died “Cyricus filius eius...clericus” requested “avunculi sui...archiepiscopi” to recognise him as his father’s successor and named “Guarmundus de Castellione” as arbitrator, but the decision went against him, witnessed by “Erlaudi vicedomini...Iacobi de Castellione, Guarmundi...[1003].  

iii)        MANASSES (-1106)Archbishop of Reims 1095.  A charter of the abbey of Saint-Thierry near Reims dated 1103, recites the events recorded in the charter dated 1053 quoted above, adds that later Guido filius eius” [=son of Manassès “le Chauve”] requested payment “ab abbate...ecclesiæ S. Remigii”, in the presence of “domini Manassæ archiepiscopi...fratris sui[1004].  The Annales Mosomagenses record the death in 1106 of “Manasses Remensis archiepiscopus et Heinricus quartus...[1005].  [The necrology of the church of Reims records the death "XIV Kal Oct" of "domnus Manasses...Remensis archiepiscopus" and his donations of “iv altaria, unum de Monte S. Petri, alterum de Miliaco, tertium de Taxeio, quartum de Novavilla[1006].  It is not known whether this entry relates to Archbishop Manassès [I] or Manassès [II].] 

b)         daughter .  Du Chesne states that her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1056 under which her son Manassès...comte de Porcean” is named “nepueu de Manasses le Chauve”, but he does not cite the source[1007].  m ROGER Comte de Porcéan, son of --- (-after 1053). 

c)         [--- .  Her parentage and [second] marriage are suggested by one version of the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium (Continuatio) which names “Manasses Remensium archiepiscopus, electi Manassæ avunculus[1008].  The latter refers to Manassès Bishop of Cambrai and later Bishop of Cambrai, who was the grandson of Renaud Comte de Soissons, and the former to Manassès Archbishop of Reims who was the son of Manassès “le Chauve” Vidame de Reims (see above).  It appears unlikely that the family connection was through the Normandy family of Renaud’s son-in-law Guillaume “Busac” d’Eu.  On the other hand, the connection may have been through the previous generation, asssuming that “avunculus” in the source in question can be interpreted loosely.  This hypothesis would also provide an explanation for the introduction of the name Manassès into the family of the comtes de Soissons.  Her [first] marriage is suggested by the Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis which names "comes Suessionis et comes de Dommartin et comes de Ronaco et Manasses cui agnomen Calva-asina" as brothers ("fratres") of "Helduino comiti de Ramerut", naming "Rainaldum comitem Suessionis et Iohannem, qui fratri successit in comitatum, et Manassem Suessionensem episcopum et filias" as the children of "supradictus comes Suessionis Guilermus…frater iam dicti Helduini"[1009].  It is clear from other sources that Guillaume Comte de Soissons descended from the family of the dukes of Normandy.  The only way in which the Genealogiæ could make sense is if "fratres" can be interpreted as including brothers-in-law (an interpretation which has been observed and confirmed as correct in other cases).  If that is correct, it is possible that Renaud’s wife had married firstly Hilduin [II] Seigneur de Ramerupt.  If that is correct, Renaud Comte de Soissons would have married after 1032, the last date when Hilduin [II] is recorded.  This timing appears to fit with the general chronology of the Soissons family, although if it is correct it is likely that Hilduin’s widow would have been Renaud’s second wife.  [m firstly as his second wife, HILDUIN [III] Seigneur de Ramerupt, son of [HILDUIN [II] Seigneur de Ramerupt & his wife ---] (-after 1032).  m [secondly] ([after 1032]) RENAUD Comte de Soissons, son of GUY Comte de Soissons & his wife [Adelisa ---] ([985/92]-early 1057).] 

 

 

1.         [MILON] [de Châtillon] .  None of the sources quoted by Du Chesne names Milon in his own capacity, nor has any primary source been identified which links the family of the vidames de Reims, shown above, with Châtillon.  m ---.  The name of Milon's wife is not known.  Milon & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [EUDES ([1035]-28 Jul 1099).  Du Chesne quotes Onuphre Panuin’s Petite Chronique des Papes which records Urbanus II iunior Gallus, Otho Milonis filius, ex oppido Castillionis, Remensis diocesis[1010].  He quotes three main sources which points to this affiliation with the Châtillon family being correct.  Firstly, Pope Urban II issued a bull dated 20 Mar 1096 apud Basionum” which records that the church “Bassionensem locum” was donated to Cluny “ex parentum iure” and that an annual payment was made to the canons of Soissons with the consent “ex patris mei[1011] (it should be noted that the version of this bull reproduced in Patrologia Latina is not as complete and refers to “Bainsonensem locum[1012]).  Secondly, the information in this bull relating to the payment to Soissons can be traced back to the charter dated 1077 under which Thibaut Bishop of Soissons donated Coincy priory, founded by Thibaut Comte de Troyes, to “ecclesiæ prioratum de Bainsonio” in return for annual revenue, witnessed by “Hugo de Castro-Theodorici miles, Euurardus nepos eius[1013].  Thirdly, Guibert de Nogent’s Gesta Dei per Francos records that “Urbanus papa ante papatum Odo vocabatur” was “ex Francis...germine oriundus ex territorio et clero Remensi[1014].  These sources are not conclusive regarding the parentage of Urban II but they are indicative.  Cardinal.  Bishop of Ostia.  He was elected 12 Mar 1088 as Pope URBAN II.]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BAZOCHES

 

 

Du Chesne states that the archbishop of Reims granted Bazoches to the seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne, without citing the corresponding primary source, and adds that he was unable to join the family of the seigneurs de Bazoches to the main Châtillon family, but that “pour ne l’omettre en cette Histoire, je la rapporte par conjecture du temps à Miles seigneur de Châtillon qui vivoit sous le regne de Henry I[1015].  Since that time, secondary sources have shown the brothers Manassès and Milon, shown below, as brothers of Pope Urban II and of Guy Seigneur de Châtillon.  This is unfortunate considering the vague language in which Du Chesne proposes the connection.  The precise connection between this family and Gervase de Bazoches Lord of Tiberias (see the document JERUSALEM NOBILITY) has not been established. 

 

Two supposed brothers: 

1.         MANASSES (-after [1087]).  Seigneur de Bazoches.  "Manasses de Basilica" donated “monasterium sancti Theobaldi...juxta...castrum Basilicas” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domno Rainaldo tunc temporis Remensi archiepiscopo et auctore D. Hilgaudo Suessionensium episcopo”, in the presence of “domni Hainrici tunc temporis Suessorum episcopi”, by undated charter (dated to [1087])[1016]

2.         MILONSeigneur de Bazoches

 

 

1.         HUGUESSeigneur de Bazoches.  A charter dated 1122 records that “Hugo dominus Basulensis castri pie non immemor” restored property to the church of Saints Rufin and Valere, with the consent of “uxoris suæ Basiliæ” who after her husband died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Guidone...Gualchero et Hugone[1017]m BASILIE, daughter of --- (-after 1122).  A charter dated 1122 records that “Hugo dominus Basulensis castri pie non immemor” restored property to the church of Saints Rufin and Valere, with the consent of “uxoris suæ Basiliæ” who after her husband died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Guidone...Gualchero et Hugone[1018].  Hugues & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUY de Bazoches .  A charter dated 1122 records that “Hugo dominus Basulensis castri pie non immemor” restored property to the church of Saints Rufin and Valere, with the consent of “uxoris suæ Basiliæ” who after her husband died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Guidone...Gualchero et Hugone[1019]

b)         GAUCHER de Bazoches .  A charter dated 1122 records that “Hugo dominus Basulensis castri pie non immemor” restored property to the church of Saints Rufin and Valere, with the consent of “uxoris suæ Basiliæ” who after her husband died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Guidone...Gualchero et Hugone[1020]

c)         HUGUES de Bazoches .  A charter dated 1122 records that “Hugo dominus Basulensis castri pie non immemor” restored property to the church of Saints Rufin and Valere, with the consent of “uxoris suæ Basiliæ” who after her husband died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Guidone...Gualchero et Hugone[1021]

 

 

1.         GERVAIS de Bazoches (-before [1189])m HAWISE de Rumigny, daughter of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny & his second wife Aleidis de Hainaut (-after [1189]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the third married "Gervasio de Basochis" by whom she had sons and daughters[1022].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a third unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "domino de Balehan"[1023]"Nicolaus de Basochiis" confirmed donations to Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Gaucero de Basochiis predecessore nostro”, with the consent of “Galteri fratris mei et matris mei Hadvidis et uxoris mee A.”, by charter dated to [1189][1024].  Gervais & his wife had children: 

a)         NICOLAS [I] de Bazoches (-after 1189)"Nicolaus de Basochiis" confirmed donations to Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Gaucero de Basochiis predecessore nostro”, with the consent of “Galteri fratris mei et matris mei Hadvidis et uxoris mee A.”, by charter dated to [1189][1025]

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b)         GAUTHIER de Bazoches"Nicolaus de Basochiis" confirmed donations to Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Gaucero de Basochiis predecessore nostro”, with the consent of “Galteri fratris mei et matris mei Hadvidis et uxoris mee A.”, by charter dated to [1189][1026]

c)         GUY de Bazoches (-1203).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1203 of “Guido cantor Sancti Stephani Cathalaunensis, frater Nicholai viri nobilis de Bazochiis et abbatis Milonis Sancti Medardi Suessionensis” who had written a history from the beginning of the world to the death of Richard I King of England[1027]

d)         MILON de Bazoches .  Abbot of Soissons Saint-Médard.  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the death in 1203 of [his brother] “Guido cantor Sancti Stephani Cathalaunensis, frater Nicholai viri nobilis de Bazochiis et abbatis Milonis Sancti Medardi Suessionensis[1028]

e)         ALIX de Bazoches (-after 1189).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m GEOFFROY de Grandpré Seigneur de Balham et de Château-Porcien, son of HENRI [I] Comte de Grandpré, de Porcien et de Verdun & his wife Ermentrude de Joux [Grandson] (-before [1184]). 

2.         [HAMON de Bazoches (-[1152/53])Bishop of Châlons 1151.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1151 that "episcopus Cathalaunensis Bartholomeus" died "in peregratione Ierosolimitana" and "Haymo archidyaconus…de Basochiis" was elected[1029].  The Annales Sancti Petri Catalaunensis record the succession in 1152 of “Haymo[1030].] 

 

 

NICOLAS [I] de Bazoches, son of GERVAIS de Bazoches & his wife Hawise de Rumigny (-after 1189)"Nicolaus de Basochiis" confirmed donations to Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Gaucero de Basochiis predecessore nostro”, with the consent of “Galteri fratris mei et matris mei Hadvidis et uxoris mee A.”, by charter dated to [1189][1031]

m AGNES de Chérisy, daughter of GERARD [III] de Chérisy & his wife Agnes de Longpont.  "Nicolaus de Basochiis" confirmed donations to Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Gaucero de Basochiis predecessore nostro”, with the consent of “Galteri fratris mei et matris mei Hadvidis et uxoris mee A.”, by charter dated to [1189][1032]

Nicolas [I] & his wife had six children:

1.         NICOLAS [II] de Bazoches (-9 Feb 1234)m AGNES de Châtillon, daughter of GAUCHER [II] de Châtillon Seigneur de Nanteuil-la-Fosse & his wife Helvide de Nanteuil-la-Fosse (-after 1207).  Nicolas [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         NICOLAS [III] de Bazoches (-after 1232). 

b)         ROBERT de Bazochesm BREMONDE, daughter of ---.  Robert & his wife had children: 

i)          MILON de Bazoches (-24 Sep 1290, bur Soissons cathedral, transferred 1296 to Longpont monastery)Archdeacon of Soissons.  Bishop of Soissons 1262.  An epitaph at Longpont records the death “VIII Kal Oct” 1290 of “Milo de Basochiis quondam Suessionensis episcopus…sepultum in ecclesia Suessionensi ubi nunc jacet Gerardus episcopus nepos eius et anno 1196 III Non Oct hic fuit demum corpus translatum[1033]

c)         NIVELON de Bazoches (-1262).  Archdeacon of Brie.  Bishop of Soissons 1252. 

2.         JACQUES de Bazoches (-Jul 1241)Thesaurarius at Soissons.  Bishop of Soissons 1219.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that at Reims “dominica ante cineres” 1220 three bishops were consecrated “Iacobus Suessionensis, Godefridus Cameracensis et Galtherus Tornacensis[1034]

3.         GERARD de Bazoches (-1228, bur Noyon)Bishop of Noyon 1222.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1228 of “episcopo Noviomensi Gerardo fratre episcopi Iacobi Suessionensis” and the succession of “Nicholaus Turonensis decanus, nepos ex sorore viri nobilis Bartholomei de Roia in curia regis Francie nominatissimi[1035]

4.         GERVAIS de Bazoches .  Archdeacon of Soissons. 

5.         NIVELON de Bazoches .  Archdeacon of Soissons. 

6.         AGNES de Bazoches m RAOUL de Château-Porcéan, son of ---. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-sur-MARNE (11th century-1219)

 

 

GUY de Châtillon, son of --- (-after 1076).  According to Du Chesne, Guy de Châtillon was the son of Milon de Châtillon and brother of Pope Urban II (see above Part B), although he admits “n’avoir rien veu qui justifie” the relationships[1036].  No primary source has been identified which links the Châtillon family explicitly with the family of the vidames de Reims.  The absence of the names Milon and Eudes (the original name of Pope Urban), as well as of the names used among the family of vidames, among Guy’s known descendants suggests that the suggested family connection may not be correct.  Du Chesne suggests that “...Vidonis militis...”, one of the witnesses of the charter dated 1053 which records land “in villa sancti Remigiii”, in the possession of "cuiusdam vicedomini Remensis…Manasses Calvus, nepos Vidonis archipresulis", and his later donation of the land to the church[1037], was the future Guy Seigneur de Châtillon.  Seigneur de Châtillon.  Philippe I King of France confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Saint-Jean des Vignes de Soissons by charter dated 1076, witnessed by Tetbaldus comes et Stephanus filius eius, Willelmus Gomes, Hugo de Castro-Theodorici, Albricus de Cociaco, Eurardus miles, Gofridus miles, Wido de Castellonio[1038].  

m ERMENGARDE, sister of AUBRY Seigneur de Coucy, daughter of ---.  The Vita Sancti Arnulfi Suessionensis Episcopi records that "vir nobilis, militiæ actibus implicitus…Guido" married "uxorem…Ermengardem" and records that "Albricus frater eius, Cotidiaci dominus" was captured and expelled "per consilium suæ coniugis Avelinæ"[1039]

Guy & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         [GAUCHER [I] de Châtillon (-[late 1100]).  No primary source confirms that Gaucher [I] was the son of Guy Seigneur de Châtillon, but his being named as seigneur after his supposed father suggests that this affiliation is correct.  Seigneur de ChâtillonWalcherus de Castellione et Wermundus et Dudo capallanus et Bernericus de Castro-Theoderici” witnessed the undated charter under which “abbas S. Remigii Henricus” granted “societatem et fraternitatem ecclesie S. Remigii” to Etienne Comte de Blois[1040].]  

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2.         [GUERMOND de Châtillon (-1117 or after).  Walcherus de Castellione et Wermundus et Dudo capallanus et Bernericus de Castro-Theoderici” witnessed the undated charter under which “abbas S. Remigii Henricus” granted “societatem et fraternitatem ecclesie S. Remigii” to Etienne Comte de Blois[1041].  A charter of the abbey of Saint-Thierry near Reims dated 1103, recites the events recorded in the charter dated 1053 quoted above, adds that later Guido filius eius” [=son of Manassès “le Chauve”] requested payment “ab abbate...ecclesiæ S. Remigii”, and that after Guy died “Cyricus filius eius...clericus” requested “avunculi sui...archiepiscopi” to recognise him as his father’s successor and named “Guarmundus de Castellione” as a witness, witnessed by “Erlaudi vicedomini...Iacobi de Castellione, Guarmundi...[1042].  "Milites, Henricus de Castellione, Guermundus, Rogerus de Petreponte..." witnessed the charter dated 1117 which records an agreement between the canons of Compiègne Saint-Corneille and "Rogerus cognomento Guenchiz, Ruminaci post sanctam Compendiensem ecclesiam advocatus [...Ida sa femme et Bertran son fils]", confirming his donation with the consent of “dominus noster comes Hugo de Roceio cum uxore sua et matre [et Aveline sa femme][1043].  Seigneur de Savigny.]  m ---.  The name of Guermond's wife is not known.  The holding by her son Guermond of the avouerie of Rumigny, which appears to have been hereditary, suggests that he inherited it from his mother, maybe the heiress of Roger Guenchi who is recorded as avoué de Rumigny in the charter dated 1117 in which her husband is named.  Guermond & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUERMOND (-after 1137).  Seigneur de Savigny.  Avoué de Rumigny.  A charter dated 1137 records an agreement between "Guermundus de Castellione advocatus Ruminiaci...uxor mea Hadvidis" and Compiègne Saint-Corneille concerning the avouerie of Rumigny, witnessed by "Milites, Witerus Registensis comes, Henricus comes de Grandiprato, Drogo de Petrefonte, Gualcherius de Castellione, Matheus de Montemorencii..."[1044]m HADVIDE, daughter of --- (-after 1137).  A charter dated 1137 records an agreement between "Guermundus de Castellione advocatus Ruminiaci...uxor mea Hadvidis" and Compiègne Saint-Corneille concerning the avouerie of Rumigny[1045]Guermond & his wife had three children: 

i)          GUERMOND (-after 1174).  Seigneur de Savigny.  Avoué de Rumigny.  "Guido de Castellione" donated property to Châtillon priory, by charter dated 19 Jan 1162 (O.S.), subscribed by “Gaucherius frater meus, Germundus, Simon de Monteacuto, Ernulfus de Roseio, Herbertus Rex, Ada mater mea...[1046].  "Guido Castillionis" donated property to Notre-Dame de Châtillon, by charter dated 1170, subscribed by “Galcherius frater ipsius Guidonis, Guermundus de Castellione...[1047]m ---.  The name of Guermond's wife is not known.  Guermond & his wife had two children: 

(a)       HADWIDE .  1185.  m HUGUES [II] Vidame de Châlons, son of ---.  1185/1231. 

(b)       ALIX .  1186.  m HENRI Châtelain de Vitry, son of ---. 

ii)         GERARD .  1140/1155. 

iii)        MILON (-after 1156). 

b)         GUY (-after 1146).  Canon at Laon. 

3.         [JACQUES de Châtillon (-after 1103).  A charter of the abbey of Saint-Thierry near Reims dated 1103, recites the events recorded in the charter dated 1053 quoted above, adds that later Guido filius eius” [=son of Manassès “le Chauve”] requested payment “ab abbate...ecclesiæ S. Remigii”, and that after Guy died “Cyricus filius eius...clericus” requested “avunculi sui...archiepiscopi” to recognise him as his father’s successor, witnessed by “Erlaudi vicedomini...Iacobi de Castellione, Guarmundi...[1048].]  

4.         PIERRE de Châtillon .  The Vita Sancti Arnulfi Suessionensis Episcopi records that one of her sons was born blind but "quando per famulum Christi novos oculos didicit filium accepisse"[1049].  The same source in a later passage names "Petrus archidiaconus Suessonicus, qui se cæcum natum fuisse, atque per salivam oris viri Dei Arnulfi se oculos accepisse", during the bishopric of Lisiard[1050].  Archdeacon at Soissons. 

 

 

GAUCHER [I] de Châtillon, son of GUY [I] Seigneur de Châtillon & his wife Ermengarde de Choisy (-[late 1100])Seigneur de ChâtillonWalcherus de Castellione et Wermundus et Dudo capallanus et Bernericus de Castro-Theoderici” witnessed the undated charter under which “abbas S. Remigii Henricus” granted “societatem et fraternitatem ecclesie S. Remigii” to Etienne Comte de Blois[1051].  Albert of Aix records the deaths of "Eraldus…de civitate Cadelun, Engelrandus pariter de eadem patria, Dodo miles…Arnulfus filius Villici, Walterus de Castellens", dated to late 1100 from the context[1052]

m ---.  The name of Gaucher's wife is not known. 

Gaucher [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         [HENRI de Châtillon (-[after 1130]).  No primary source confirms that Henri was the son of Gaucher [I] Seigneur de Châtillon, but his being named as seigneur after his supposed father suggests that this affiliation is correct.  Seigneur de Châtillon et de Montjay.  "Milites, Henricus de Castellione, Guermundus, Rogerus de Petreponte..." witnessed the charter dated 1117 which records an agreement between the canons of Compiègne Saint-Corneille and "Rogerus cognomento Guenchiz, Ruminaci post sanctam Compendiensem ecclesiam advocatus [...Ida sa femme et Bertran son fils]", confirming his donation with the consent of “dominus noster comes Hugo de Roceio cum uxore sua et matre [et Aveline sa femme][1053].  "Fredericus comes Tullensis, Hugo comes de Roceio, Hugo comes de Risnello, Rogerus de Iuinuilla, Ioannes vicecomes, Eustachius vicedominus Cathalaunensis, Ebalus de Busseio, Henricus de Castellione, Guido de Niuiliaco..." witnessed the charter dated 1126 which records that "Manasses de Possessia" had obtained “advocationem...Aisencella” from “domino Andreæ de Buadeimant” but that it was withdrawn by “abbatem sancti Remigii domnum Odonem” in return for compensation[1054].  Seigneur de Montjay: "Henrici de Monte-gaii..." witnessed the charter dated 1127 which records the absolution of "Guiterus comes Registensis" who had been excommunicated by Renaud Archbishop of Reims because of his actions against church property[1055].  Renaud Archbishop of Reims founded the abbey of Igny en Tardenois and confirmed donations, including the donation of "decimam...apud Montem-Taonis" made by "Henricus de Castellione...et uxor sua Ermengardis et ipsorum filius Gualcherus",  by charter dated 1130[1056].]  m ERMENGARDE [de Montjay, daughter of AUBRY de Montjay & his wife ---.  Renaud Archbishop of Reims founded the abbey of Igny en Tardenois and confirmed donations, including the donation of "decimam...apud Montem-Taonis" made by "Henricus de Castellione...et uxor sua Ermengardis et ipsorum filius Gualcherus",  by charter dated 1130[1057].  Du Chesne suggests her parentage to explain her husband’s being named “de Monte-gaii” in 1127 but cites no primary source which confirms that it is correct[1058].]  Henri & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUCHER [II] de Châtillon (-killed in battle 19 Jan 1148)Renaud Archbishop of Reims founded the abbey of Igny en Tardenois and confirmed donations, including the donation of "decimam...apud Montem-Taonis" made by "Henricus de Castellione...et uxor sua Ermengardis et ipsorum filius Gualcherus",  by charter dated 1130[1059]Seigneur de Châtillon, de Toissy, de Montjay et de Crécy. 

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b)         GERVAIS de Châtillon (-after 1159). 

2.         RENAUD de Châtillon .  Seigneur de Toucy et de Saint-Fangeau-en-Puisaye. 

3.         HUGUES de Châtillon .  Canon at Reims. 

 

 

GAUCHER [II] de Châtillon, son of HENRI Seigneur de Châtillon & his wife Ermengarde [de Montjay] (-killed in battle Laodicea 19 Jan 1148)Renaud Archbishop of Reims founded the abbey of Igny en Tardenois and confirmed donations, including the donation of "decimam...apud Montem-Taonis" made by "Henricus de Castellione...et uxor sua Ermengardis et ipsorum filius Gualcherus",  by charter dated 1130[1060]Seigneur de Châtillon, de Toissy, de Montjay et de Crécy.  "Comitem Theobaudum, Gaucherus de Monteiaco, Drogo de Petrafonte" witnessed the charter dated 1134 which records that "Theobaudus de Crespi de cuius feodo terra de Noium movebat" confirmed its donation to Fontaines priory[1061].  "Milites, Witerus Registensis comes, Henricus comes de Grandiprato, Drogo de Petrefonte, Gualcherius de Castellione, Matheus de Montemorencii..." witnessed the charter dated 1137 which records an agreement between "Guermundus de Castellione advocatus Ruminiaci" and Compiègne Saint-Corneille[1062].  An undated charter under which "miles...Robertus de Courtenont" donated "medietatem decimæ de Fresne" to Meaux Saint-Pharon records the consent given by “Gaucherio de Castellione de cuius feodo res ipsa erat cum uxore sua Ada[1063]The History of Louis VII King of France records that "Gaucherius de Montegaio, superbia diabolus inflatus" rebelled against the king, who destroyed the castle[1064]A charter dated 1146 records that "Gaucherus de Castellione Hierosolymam ire volens" donated property to Notre-Dame de Châtillon, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Adæ et duorum filiorum meorum Guidonis et Gaucherii de Castellione[1065]The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Gaucherius de Montegaio…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[1066].  William of Tyre records "comes Guarenna...Galcherius de Montiay, Evrardus de Bretol, Berus de Magnac…" among those killed in battle at Laodicea, in early 1148 (N.S.)[1067]

m ADA de Roucy, daughter of HUGUES "Cholet" Comte de Roucy & his first wife Aveline --- ([1117]-1172 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Wiscardus et ceteri filii et filie" as children of "Hugo congnomento Cholez", specifying that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned first) married "Galchero de Moniai " by whom she had "Guidonem et Galcherum"[1068].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to one sister of "Wichardum novissimum et Hugonem" as wife of "Galtheiro de Monteisi" but does not name her[1069]An undated charter under which "miles...Robertus de Courtenont" donated "medietatem decimæ de Fresne" to Meaux Saint-Pharon records the consent given by “Gaucherio de Castellione de cuius feodo res ipsa erat cum uxore sua Ada[1070]"Calcerus de Castelliolo" donated property to the abbey of Fontevraud with the consent of "uxore mea Ada et Guidone filio meo primogenito" by charter dated to shortly before 1145[1071]A charter dated 1146 records that "Gaucherus de Castellione Hierosolymam ire volens" donated property to Notre-Dame de Châtillon, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Adæ et duorum filiorum meorum Guidonis et Gaucherii de Castellione[1072].  "Guido de Castellione" donated property to Châtillon priory, by charter dated 19 Jan 1162 (O.S.), subscribed by “Gaucherius frater meus, Germundus, Simon de Monteacuto, Ernulfus de Roseio, Herbertus Rex, Ada mater mea...[1073]

Gaucher [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUY [II] de Châtillon (-[1170], bur église collégiale de Dreux)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Guidonem…et Galtherum" as sons of "Galtheiro de Monteisi" & his wife[1074].  "Calcerus de Castelliolo" donated property to the abbey of Fontevraud with the consent of "uxore mea Ada et Guidone filio meo primogenito", by charter dated to shortly before 1145[1075]A charter dated 1146 records that "Gaucherus de Castellione Hierosolymam ire volens" donated property to Notre-Dame de Châtillon, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Adæ et duorum filiorum meorum Guidonis et Gaucherii de Castellione[1076]Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne, de Toissy, de Montjay et de Crécy.  Louis VII King of France donated property to Saint-Germain des Près, with the consent of "baronum nostrorum...Guido de Castellione...", by charter dated 1162[1077].  "Guido de Castellione" donated property to Châtillon priory, by charter dated 19 Jan 1162 (O.S.), subscribed by “Gaucherius frater meus, Germundus, Simon de Monteacuto, Ernulfus de Roseio, Herbertus Rex, Ada mater mea...[1078]"Guido de Montegai" donated "totam terram de Alnois" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “uxore mea Adaleida”, by charter dated to [1 Jan 1167/31 Mar 1168][1079]"Guido Castillionis" donated property to Notre-Dame de Châtillon, by charter dated 1170, subscribed by “Galcherius frater ipsius Guidonis, Guermundus de Castellione...[1080]m ([1162/66]) as her second husband, ALIX de Dreux, widow of VALERAN [III] Seigneur de Breteuil, daughter of ROBERT [I] Seigneur de Dreux [Capet] & his first wife Hawise de Salisbury ([1145/46]-[Jan 1205/Mar 1210], bur église collégiale de Dreux).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Alaydam" as the daughter of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum" & his first wife, naming her first husband "Gallerano de Bertuilh", her second husband "Guidone de Castellone", her third husband "Iohanne castellano Noviomensi" and her fourth husband "comite Suessionensi"[1081].  "Guido de Montegai" donated "totam terram de Alnois" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “uxore mea Adaleida”, by charter dated to [1 Jan 1167/31 Mar 1168][1082].  She married thirdly ([1170]) Jean [I] Seigneur de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon.  A charter dated 1170 records that “Johannes Noviomensis et Torotencis castellanus” granted exemptions from duties on wine to Saint-Amand, as well as the settlement of a later dispute with the consent of “fratres mei Guido [...defunctus]...et Ivo...Aalis uxor mea et ceteri fratres mei Rainaldus, Robertus et Petrus[1083].  She married thirdly (1182 or before) Raoul de Nesle Comte de Soissons.  "Gaucherius de Castellione dominus Montisgaii" donated property to Saint-Maur des Fossés, for the soul of "fratris mei Guidonis", with the consent of "domina Adelaide matre mea comitissa Suessionensi et domina Adelaide sorore mea uxore domini Guillelmi de Garlanda", by charter dated 1194[1084].  Guy [II] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         GUY [III] de Châtillon (-Acre 1191).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Guidonem et Galterum et Alaydem uxorem Guilelmi Noblet" as the children of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her second husband[1085].  Guy de Châtillon and Gaucher his brother made a donation to the priory of Longueau, with the consent of Robert also his brother, by charter dated 1189[1086].  Seigneur de Montjay.  "Galcherius de Castelione montis Gaii dominus" donated property to Tremblay "pro salute anima…fratris mei Guidonis" with the consent of "Elisabeth uxoris mee" by charter dated Jan 1205[1087]

b)         GAUCHER [III] de Châtillon (-killed in battle Oct 1219).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Guidonem et Galterum et Alaydem uxorem Guilelmi Noblet" as the children of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her second husband[1088].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitis Galtheri de Sancto Paulo" son of "Guidonem [filii Galtheiro de Monteis]i"[1089].  Guy de Châtillon and Gaucher his brother made a donation to the priory of Longueau, with the consent of Robert also his brother, by charter dated 1189[1090]Seigneur de Châtillon, de Toissy, de Crécy et de Pierrefonds.  "Gaucherius de Castellione dominus Montisgaii" donated property to Saint-Maur des Fossés, for the soul of "fratris mei Guidonis", with the consent of "domina Adelaide matre mea comitissa Suessionensi et domina Adelaide sorore mea uxore domini Guillelmi de Garlanda", by charter dated 1194[1091].  Comte de Saint-Pol. 

-        COMTES de SAINT-POL

c)         ROBERT de Châtillon (-1215).  Guy de Châtillon and Gaucher his brother made a donation to the priory of Longueau, with the consent of Robert also his brother, by charter dated 1189[1092].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1216 records the death of "episcopus Laudunensis Robertus frater comitis de sanctro Paulo", in a later passage specifying that he was the son of "Guido de Castellione" & his wife[1093]Bishop of Laon 1210.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1216 of “episcopus Laudunensis Robertus frater comitis de Sancto Paulo” and the succession of “Anselmus[1094]

d)         ADELA de Châtillon (-after 1216).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Guidonem et Galterum et Alaydem uxorem Guilelmi Noblet" as the children of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her second husband[1095].  Philippe II King of France granted revenues from Clichy to “Gaucher de Châtillon” who gave them as dowry for “Alix sa sœur femme de Guillaume Garlande” by charter dated [28 Mar 1193/9 Apr 1194][1096].  Philippe II King of France confirmed the dower assigned by “Guillaume de Garlande” to “A[lix] sa femme” by charter dated [28 Mar 1193/9 Apr 1194] which specifies the parts due to “Robert et Thibaud frères dudit Guillaume[1097].  "Gaucherius de Castellione dominus Montisgaii" donated property to Saint-Maur des Fossés, for the soul of "fratris mei Guidonis", with the consent of "domina Adelaide matre mea comitissa Suessionensi et domina Adelaide sorore mea uxore domini Guillelmi de Garlanda", by charter dated 1194[1098].  "Willelmus de Gallanda" donated revenue from property "in vico Novo juxta ecclesiam Sancte Genovefe Parve" to Paris Hôtel-Dieu, with the consent of "Aales uxoris mee", by charter dated 1212[1099].  King Philippe II confirmed the grant made by Guillaume de Garlande” to “Alix sa femme cousine du roi” by charter dated [19 Apr 1215/9 Apr 1216][1100]m ([1193]) GUILLAUME [V] de Garlande Seigneur de Livry, son of GUILLAUME [IV] de Garlande & his wife Idoine de Chaumont (-1216). 

e)         [MARIE (-after Mar 1242).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium refers to the wife of "Reinaldus filius Alberti de Dominio-Martini comitis" as "sorore Waltheri de Castellione", specifying that he left her in order to marry "Boloniem comitissam Idam"[1101]"M. domina Curveville" referred to "vivente domino meo R. de Veteri Ponte" in a charter dated to [1205][1102].  It should be noted that none of the sources quoted in this section specify that Marie was the daughter of Guy [II] Seigneur de Châtillon.  It is possible therefore that she was born from her mother’s third marriage.  "Maria domina de Corbavilla" gave security for "forteritia de Lavardin...quamdiu neptis mea Aales ibidem habebit dotalitium suum" to Philippe IV King of France by charter dated Feb 1212[1103]"Johannes comes Vindocinensis" relinquished rights over "prepositos de Masengeio" to Chartres, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee sororis comitis Sancti Pauli”, by charter dated Sep 1213[1104]"Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[1105]m firstly (divorced before 1190) as his first wife, RENAUD Comte de Dammartin, son of AUBRY [II] Comte de Dammartin & his wife Mathilde [Mabille] de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (-Château de Goulet 21 Apr 1217, bur Boulogne).  m secondly ([1197]) ROBERT de Vieuxpont Seigneur de Courville, son of GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont Seigneur de Courville & his wife Petronille --- (-1202/05]).  m thirdly (before Mar 1213) JEAN [III] Comte de Vendôme, son of BOUCHARD [IV] Comte de Vendôme & his wife Agatha --- (-1217 before Apr).] 

2.         GAUCHER de Châtillon (-[1188/90]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Guidonem…et Galtherum" as sons of "Galtheiro de Monteisi" & his wife, naming the son of Gaucher "Galtheri de Nantholio"[1106]A charter dated 1146 records that "Gaucherus de Castellione Hierosolymam ire volens" donated property to Notre-Dame de Châtillon, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Adæ et duorum filiorum meorum Guidonis et Gaucherii de Castellione[1107].  "Guido de Castellione" donated property to Châtillon priory, by charter dated 19 Jan 1162 (O.S.), subscribed by “Gaucherius frater meus, Germundus, Simon de Monteacuto, Ernulfus de Roseio, Herbertus Rex, Ada mater mea...[1108]Seigneur d'Autreches et de Nanteuil-la-Fosse.  m HELVIDE de Nanteuil-la-Fosse, daughter of --- (-Feb 1204).  Gaucher & his wife had four children: 

a)         GAUCHER [II] de Châtillon (-after May 1224)m ALIX de Béthune, daughter of GUILLAUME de Béthune & his wife Mathilde de Dendermonde (-after May 1253).  Gaucher [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GAUCHER [III] de Châtillon (-before May 1242)m as her first husband, MARIE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt & his second wife Philippa de Champagne.  The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Henrico, Gerardo, Maria, Margarita, Chielvis, Isabella e Joanna" as the seven children of "Girardo de Bregne" and his wife "Philippa, l'altra figlia di Henrico de Campagna"[1109].  A manuscript history of the abbey of la Piété de Rameru records that Erard de Brienne married three of his daughters, of whom "la premiere...Madame Marie fu Dame de Nantuel...en l’Archeueschié de Rains"[1110].  She married secondly Hugues [II] Sire de Conflans.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. 

-         SEIGNEURS de NANTEUIL, SEIGNEURS d'AUTRECHES[1111]

b)         MILON de Châtillon (-Camerino 1234)Bishop of Beauvais 1217.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “...Milo Belvacensis electus cum Andrea fratre suo...” among those who set out on crusade in 1219 and fought “ante Damietam”, and adds that “Iohannis de Arceis et Galtherus camerarius et Milo Belvacensis electus” were captured[1112].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1230 that “Milo Belvacensis episcopus, innumeris obligatus debitis” went to the Pope who granted him “domnum ducatus Spoleti et marchie que dicitur Garneri[1113].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1234 of “Milo Belvacensis episcopus apud Camerinam civitatem Italia” after which “Gaufridus” was elected bishop[1114]

c)         ANDRE (-after 1219).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “...Milo Belvacensis electus cum Andrea fratre suo...” among those who set out on crusade in 1219 and fought “ante Damietam”, and adds that “Iohannis de Arceis et Galtherus camerarius et Milo Belvacensis electus” were captured[1115]

d)         AGNES de Châtillon (-after 1207)m NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Bazoches, son of NICOLAS [I] Seigneur de Bazoches & his wife Agnes de Chérizy (-9 Feb 1234). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    SEIGNEURS de COUCY

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de COUCY

 

 

Coucy is located in the commune of Coucy-le-Château-Affrique, in the present-day French département of Aisne, south-east of the town of Chauny and due west of Laon.  It is likely that the domaine of Coucy was founded in the early 10th century, probably by Hérivée archbishop of Reims (in office from 900 to 922) although no primary source which confirms this speculation has so far been identified.  During the first half of the 10th century, possession of Coucy was disputed between the archbishop and other regional comital families as demonstrated by the following extracts from Flodoard:

  • In 927, Raoul King of France, during the course of his disputes with "Heribertum comitem" [Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois], returned to Burgundy at one point and left "Lauduni" [Laon] in the hands of "Rotgarii filiis cum uxore sua" ["Rotgarii filiis" identified as the sons of Roger [I] Comte de Laon] who destroyed "circa Codiacum, episcopii Remensis castrum" [Coucy][1116]
  • In 930, "Heribertus" granted "Codiciacum" to "Ansellum Bosonis vasallum" who held "Victoriacum"[1117]
  • In 950, "Tetbaldum comitem" [Thibaut [I] "le Tricheur" Comte de Blois] was granted "castri Codiaci" but was later expelled "a Codiciaco"[1118]
  • In 958, "fideles Artoldi præsulis" [Artaud Archbishop of Reims] recaptured "castrum Codiciacum" from "Harduinus subiectus Tetbaldi", but in 964 that "Odelricus Remensis archiepiscopus" excommunicated "Tetbaldum…propter castrum Codiciacum"[1119], implying that Comte Thibaut [I] had retaken the castle. 

From these passages, we therefore learn that:

  • Coucy was originally the fief of the archbishopric of Reims. 
  • it was presumably occupied in the mid-920s by Héribert [I] Comte de Vermandois, and attacked, but not captured, by Roger [II] Comte de Laon and his brother(s) on behalf of the French king. 
  • Comte Héribert appointed Anseau as his vicomte or châtelain at Coucy in 930. 
  • Thibaut [I] Comte de Blois held Coucy for a brief period in the 950s. 
  • Coucy was recaptured by the archbishop of Reims in 958, but attacked and maybe retaken by Comte Thibaut [I] in the early 960s. 

 

Apart from the reference to Anseau in 930, no mention has been found of any seigneur or vicomte de Coucy until the late 1050s, when Aubry Seigneur de Coucy (see Part A) and Guillaume Vicomte de Coucy (see Part B) are named in the sources.  It is unclear how jurisdiction over Coucy was split between the vicomte and the seigneur.  No further reference to a vicomte de Coucy has been found after 1057.  Some time in the 1080s, Aubry lost his seigneurie to Enguerrrand [I] Seigneur de Boves Comte d’Amiens (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE NOBILITY), the second husband of Ada de Marle who had been Aubry’s first wife.  This transmission of Coucy suggests that the domaine may have been Ada’s dowry, possibly inherited from her mother about whom nothing is known apart from her name.  After the descendants of Enguerrand [I] lost the county of Amiens, they retained Coucy which was one of their principle remaining territorial holdings (see Part C). 

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         AUBRY (-after 1088).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1120], he was Aubry, son of Ives [I] Comte de Beaumont & his wife Emma ---.  The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified, and no indication has been found that it is correct.  The names Aubry and Foulques are not otherwise present in the family of the Comtes de Beaumont-sur-Oise and no indication has been found that Aubry held any property or position in the county.  Until further information comes to light, it is suggested that this supposed connection should be treated with caution.  Seigneur de Coucy 1059/79.  Elinand Bishop of Laon donations made by "Albricus de Cociaco castro…cum uxore sua Adela et matre eius Malthilde" by charter dated 3 Nov 1059[1121].  "…Albrici de Cociaco…" witnessed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the rights of the abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons[1122].  Tardif quotes six charters dated between 1066 and 1079 in which "Albricus de Cociaco" is named[1123].  Philippe I King of France confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Saint-Jean des Vignes de Soissons by charter dated 1076, witnessed by Tetbaldus comes et Stephanus filius eius, Willelmus Gomes, Hugo de Castro-Theodorici, Albricus de Cociaco, Eurardus miles, Gofridus miles, Wido de Castellonio[1124].  The Vita Sancti Arnulfi Suessionensis Episcopi records that "vir nobilis, militiæ actibus implicitus…Guido" married "uxorem…Ermengardem" and records that "Albricus frater eius, Cotidiaci dominus" was captured and expelled "per consilium suæ coniugis Avelinæ"[1125].  It is difficult to date this event precisely, but presumably it took place after 1079 when Aubry is mentioned in French sources at Coucy for the last time.  Later records indicate that Aubry settled in England, presumably after his expulsion from Coucy: Domesday Book records "the land of Aubrey de Coucy" in Hickleton and Cadeby in Yorkshire in 1086[1126].  "…Alberici de Cuceio…" witnessed the charter dated 1088 under which "Rotbertus…Normannorum dux, filius Willelmi…Anglorum regis" donated rights "in villa…Ardevun" {Ardevon} to Mont Saint-Michel[1127]m firstly (divorced [1059]) as her first husband, ADA de Marle [Dame de Coucy], daughter of LETAUD de Marle & his wife Mathilde ---.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Letaldus de Marla…filiam nomine Adam" as mother of "Thomam de Marla"[1128].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "filia…Letardi domni de Marla…Ada" as mother of "Thomam de Cocy"[1129].  "Albericus de Cociaco…cum Adela uxore sua et matre eius Mathilde" granted privileges to the monastery of Nogent-sous-Coucy by charter dated 1059[1130], although the primary source which confirms that she was the daughter of Letaud, as well as the same daughter who later married Enguerrand de Coucy, has not yet been identified.  [Heiress of Coucy]: as Coucy passed from her first husband to her second husband, it is supposed that Ada was heiress of Coucy, although no primary source has yet been identified which confirms that this speculation is correct.  She married secondly Enguerrand de Boves Comte d’Amiens, Sire de Coucym secondly AVELINE, daughter of ---.  The Vita Sancti Arnulfi Suessionensis Episcopi records that "vir nobilis, militiæ actibus implicitus…Guido" married "uxorem…Ermengardem" and records that "Albricus frater eius, Cotidiaci dominus" was captured and expelled "per consilium suæ coniugis Avelinæ"[1131].  Aubry & his wife had one child: 

a)         FOULQUES (-after [1092]).  "…Fulcone filio Alberici" is recorded as present in the charter dated to [1092] under which "Dominus Adam et Philippus suus filius nec non et uxor Philippi" donated property "apud insulam in tuwi sua" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise[1132]

2.         ERMENGARDE (-after 1076).  The Vita Sancti Arnulfi Suessionensis Episcopi records that "vir nobilis, militiæ actibus implicitus…Guido" married "uxorem…Ermengardem" and records that "Albricus frater eius, Cotidiaci dominus" was captured and expelled "per consilium suæ coniugis Avelinæ"[1133]m GUY Seigneur de Châtillon, son of --- (-after 1076). 

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de COUCY

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME (-after 18 May 1057).  Vicomte de Coucy.  "…Villermi vicecomitis de Couciaco…" witnessed the charter dated 18 May 1057 under which Henri I King of France donated the churches in "villa…Carcrisia…Corciaci atque…Colomellæ…Colisiaci…Bruelii atque…Nantoilo" to Notre-Dame de Soissons[1134]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de COUCY

 

 

ENGUERRAND [II] de Coucy, son of THOMAS Comte d’Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy & his third wife Mélisende de Crécy (-after 1147).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Ingelrannum de Marla et Robertum Bovensem et filiam nomine matris" as children of "Thomam de Marla" and his wife Mélisende[1135]Seigneur de Coucy et de Marle.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ingelrannum…et Robertum Bovensem" as sons of "Thomas de Coci" and his "secundo uxor domna de Bovis"[1136].  A charter dated 16 Apr 1131 records the restoration of “Erlons et manso sancti Lamberti” to Laon Saint-Vincent, subscribed by “Gerardi vicedomini, Nicholai castellani...domine Milesendis, Ingelranni filii euus...[1137].  The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Ingerannus de Coceio…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[1138].  Tardif suggests that it is "très probable qu’Enguerran II de la Fère disparut dans un [des] combats" of the Crusade[1139]

m (1132) AGNES de Baugency, daughter of RAOUL Seigneur de Baugency & his wife Mathilde de Vermandois.  The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses records "Agnes uxor domini Ingelranni de Cociaco" as daughter of "domina de Baugenciaco primogenita [comitis Hugonis li Maines]" and as mother of "domini Radulphi de Cociaco, et de eodem Radulfo Ingelrannus de Cociaco, nunc vivens"[1140].  A more explicit reference which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Enguerrand [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         RAOUL [I] de Coucy (after 1142-killed siege of Acre Nov 1191, bur Abbaye de Foigny)The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "domini Radulphi de Cociaco…" as son of "Agnes uxor domini Ingelranni de Cociaco"[1141]Seigneur de Coucy et de Marle.  "Radulphus de Marla" confirmed the donation to Thenailles abbey made by "patris mei Ingelranni" by charter dated 1166, witnessed by "Agnes uxor mea, Ada filia mea…"[1142].  "Radulphus…Cociaci et Marlæ dominus…Engelranni filius" donated property to Saint-Denis, for the souls of "meæ, Agnetis uxoris meæ" and especially for the soul of "fratris mei Engelranni" who was buried in the abbey, by charter dated 1174[1143].  He was one of the advisers of Philippe II King of France.  The testament of "Radulphus dominus Couciaci" on the point of leaving on a journey, dated 1190, appointed "Ingelranno filio meo…prior natu" as his main heir, bequeathed "Veruinum, Fontanas et Landousies" to "filius meus Thomas", money to "Radulfo qui clericali promotus est officio…Agneti…filiæ meæ…Aelidis uxor mea", and the dowry of his mother "et villam meam ad sui ædificationem Pinon" to "Roberto"[1144]m firstly (before 1164) AGNES de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN IV Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alice de Namur ([1140/45]-1174 or after).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Yolandem, Agnetem, Lauretam" as the daughters of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite", specifying that the second daughter Agnes married "Radulphus de Cocy qui et Cociacum et Marlam et Vervinum et Feram castra possidebat"[1145].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco", naming one daughter (first among those listed) "Agnes [uxor] Rodulfo de Marla"[1146].  "Radulphus de Marla" confirmed the donation to Thenailles abbey made by "patris mei Ingelranni" by charter dated 1166, witnessed by "Agnes uxor mea, Ada filia mea…"[1147].  "Radulphus…Cociaci et Marlæ dominus…Engelranni filius" donated property to Saint-Denis, for the souls of "meæ, Agnetis uxoris meæ" and especially for the soul of "fratris mei Engelranni" who was buried in the abbey, by charter dated 1174[1148].  "Radulfus dominus Cociaci…assensu Aelidis uxoris meæ" donated property to "Roberto de Attrio" by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Radulfus clericus nepos meus, Margareta de Firmitate neptis mea…"[1149].  "Radulfus dominus Cochiaci" donated property to Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et liberis meis Ingelranno, Thoma, Radulph, Roberto", by charter dated 1187[1150]m secondly (after 1174) ALIX de Dreux, daughter of ROBERT [I] de Dreux [Capet] & his second wife Agnes de Baudemont Dame de Braine (1156-after Feb 1217).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "matrem Engelranni de Coci Petronillam" as one of the two daughters of "comes Robertus" and his second wife[1151].  "Radulfus dominus Cociaci…assensu Aelidis uxoris meæ" donated property to "Roberto de Attrio" by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Radulfus clericus nepos meus, Margareta de Firmitate neptis mea…"[1152].  "Radulfus dominus Cochiaci" donated property to Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et liberis meis Ingelranno, Thoma, Radulph, Roberto", by charter dated 1187[1153].  The testament of "Radulphus dominus Couciaci" on the point of leaving on a journey, dated 1190, bequeathed money to "…Agneti…filiæ meæ…Aelidis uxor mea"[1154].  She governed Coucy after the death of her husband.  Raoul [I] & his first wife had three children:

a)         ADA de Coucy .  "Radulphus de Marla" confirmed the donation to Thenailles abbey made by "patris mei Ingelranni" by charter dated 1166, witnessed by "Agnes uxor mea, Ada filia mea…"[1155].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Iolandem…Agnetis…tercia…Ada" as the three daughters of "Radulphus de Cocy" & his wife, specifying that Ada married "in Flandria Theoderico de Beverna…castellano de Dicamuda"[1156]m DIRK van Beveren, son of ---. 

b)         YOLANDE de Coucy ([1164]-Braine, Aisne 18 Mar 1222, bur Braine, église abbatiale de Saint-Ived).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Iolandem…Agnetis…tercia…Ada" as the three daughters of "Radulphus de Cocy" & his wife, specifying that Yolande married "Roberto comiti de Drecis et de Braina, filioque Roberti comitis fratris Ludovici regis Francorum"[1157].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the two daughters of "Rodulfo de Marla" & his wife Agnes as "mater…comitis de Grandiprato, altera Hyolenz [uxor] comiti de Brana Roberto"[1158].  "Robertus comes, dominus Drocarum" donated property "in…Rupis Fortis" to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "uxoris mee Yolendis", by charter dated to [1184/1200][1159].  “Robertus comes, dominus Drocarum et Braye, et Yolendis comitissa uxor mea” donated property to Notre-Dame, Paris, with the consent of “Roberti filii nostri”, by charter dated 1208[1160].  "R comes dominus Droc et Bran" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris eius [R patris meis]…comitisse matris mee…et Yolande comitisse uxore mee et liberorum meorum" by charter dated Jul 1212[1161].  The necrology of Reims [Saint-Rémi] records the death "XV Kal Apr" of "Ioles Brane comitissa"[1162]m (1184) as his second wife, ROBERT [II] Comte de Dreux, son of ROBERT [I] "le Grand" Seigneur de Dreux & his second wife Agnès de Baudemont dame de Braine ([1153]-28 Dec 1218, bur Braine, église abbatiale de Saint-Ived)

c)         ISABEAU [Agnes/Melisende] de Coucy The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Iolandem…Agnetis…tercia…Ada" as the three daughters of "Radulphus de Cocy" & his wife, specifying that Agnes married firstly "Radulpho comiti de Roci", by whom she was childless, and secondly "comiti de Grandiprato"[1163].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the two daughters of "Rodulfo de Marla" & his wife Agnes as "mater…comitis de Grandiprato, altera Hyolenz [uxor] comiti de Brana Roberto"[1164]m firstly RAOUL [I] Comte de Roucy, son of GUISCARD Comte de Roucy & his wife Elisabeth de Mareil (-1196).  m secondly as his first wife, HENRI [III] Comte de Grandpre, son of HENRI [II] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Luitgard de Luxembourg (-1211).

Raoul [I] & his second wife had five children:

d)         ENGUERRAND [III] de Coucy (-1243, bur Foigny).  The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "Ingelrannus de Cociaco, nunc vivens" as son of "domini Radulphi de Cociaco"[1165]Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère et de Crécy. 

-        see below

e)         THOMAS de Coucy (-[1252/53]).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Engherrans de Couci…si doi frère Thumas et Robiers"[1166]Seigneur de Vervins. 

-        SEIGNEUR de VERVINS

f)          ROBERT de Coucy (-after Mar 1234).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Engherrans de Couci…si doi frère Thumas et Robiers"[1167].  "Radulfus dominus Cochiaci" donated property to Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et liberis meis Ingelranno, Thoma, Radulph, Roberto", by charter dated 1187[1168].  The testament of "Radulphus dominus Couciaci" on the point of leaving on a journey, dated 1190, bequeathed the dowry of his mother "et villam meam ad sui ædificationem Pinon" to "Roberto"[1169].  Seigneur de Pinon.  "Engelrannus de Couciaco comes Perticensis" confirmed donations to Thenailles abbey made by "Radulphi patris nostri", with the consent of "uxoris nostræ comitissæ de Pertico et fratrum nostrorum Thomæ iam militis et Roberti", by charter dated 1205[1170].  "Robertus de Cociaco dominus de Pinon et…uxor mea Elizabeth" granted rights to Pinon, with the consent of "fratrum meorum Ingelramni domini Marlæ et Thomæ domini de Veruino", by charter dated May 1213[1171]m firstly (before 1213) ELISABETH de Pierrepont, daughter of ROBERT de Pierrepont Comte de Roucy & his wife Eustache Ctss de Roucy.  "Eustachia comitissa Rosceii" confirmed the agreement made by "domnus Airardus de Brana" with the abbot of Reims Saint-Rémy concerning "feodo vicecomitatu Condati super Maternam", with the consent of "filium meum Ioannem et…duabus filiabus meis Aalis et Helizabeth", by charter dated May 1208[1172].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  "Robertus de Cociaco dominus de Pinon et…uxor mea Elizabeth" granted rights to Pinon, with the consent of "fratrum meorum Ingelramni domini Marlæ et Thomæ domini de Veruino", by charter dated May 1213[1173]m secondly (before 1219) as her second husband, GODDE ---, widow of --- de Préaux, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1234).  "Godde dame de Raineval femme de Robert de Coucy seigneur de Pinon" donated property to Saint-Fuscian lés Amiens, with the consent of "Jean, Florent, Willaume, Raoul et Simon ses enfants", by charter dated 1219[1174].  "Ioannis de Pratellis militis domini de Reneval" donated property to Amiens cathedral, with the consent of "nobilis dominæ Godæ matris suæ", by charter dated Mar 1234[1175]Europäische Stammtafeln records that Robert de Coucy had descendants extinct in the male line 1377[1176].  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) record that "Robers...de Pignon" married “madame Godde de --- si ot de luy un fils...Iehan qui fut sires de Pignon apres son pere” and married “Marguerite seur monsieur Nicole de Morlaines” and had “un fils et plusieurs filles”, that “le fils...Robers” married “l’hoir de Perreumont” and had “plusieurs enfans”, that “l’une des filles...Jehan sieur de Pignon” married “au sieur de Bailleux qui en ot un fils...Jehan...[qui] mourut sans hoirs de son corps...et une fille que le sire d’Argilliers ot à femme” and that “la seconde fille...Jehan sieur de Pignon” married “au sieur de Ballaimmont en Henault[1177].  It is possible that the son of Godde who is named in this passage refers to her son by her first marriage. 

g)         RAOUL de Coucy (-after 1190).  "Radulfus dominus Cochiaci" donated property to Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et liberis meis Ingelranno, Thoma, Radulph, Roberto", by charter dated 1187[1178].  Priest.  The testament of "Radulphus dominus Couciaci" on the point of leaving on a journey, dated 1190, bequeathed money to "Radulfo qui clericali promotus est officio…"[1179]

h)         AGNES de Coucy (-1214 or after).  The testament of "Radulphus dominus Couciaci" on the point of leaving on a journey, dated 1190, bequeathed money to "…Agneti…filiæ meæ…Aelidis uxor mea"[1180].  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "filia…domini Radulphi de Couchi Agnes" married "domino de Beaumés Egidio castellano de Bapalmes", by whom she had "quatuor…filios et filias…quorum primogenitus ex sorore domini Iacobi de Bailluel in Haynonia filios genuit et filias, secundus…Radulphus uxorem duxit dominam de Baudour relictam domini de Walaincourt et sine liberis mortuus est, tertius…Thomas clericus…et postea Remensis archiepiscopus, quartus Robertus cognomen habuit de Britannia, eo quod nutritus fuerat cum comite Britanniæ Petro"[1181]m (after 1190) GILLES de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume, son of HUGUES de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume & his wife Beatrix de Guines (-after 1214). 

2.         ENGUERRAND de Coucy (-1174 or before, bur Saint-Denis).  "Radulphus…Cociaci et Marlæ dominus…Engelranni filius" donated property to Saint-Denis, for the souls of "meæ, Agnetis uxoris meæ" and especially for the soul of "fratris mei Engelranni" who was buried in the abbey, by charter dated 1174[1182]

 

 

The precise relationship between the following, probable brother and sister, and Raoul Seigneur de Coucy has not yet been established: 

1.         RAOUL (-after 1187).  "Radulfus dominus Cociaci…assensu Aelidis uxoris meæ" donated property to "Roberto de Attrio" by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Radulfus clericus nepos meus, Margareta de Firmitate neptis mea…"[1183]

2.         MARGUERITE (-after 1187).  An undated charter relates to "feodum de Firmitate" held by "Jobertum de Firmitate et Margaretam uxorem suam", previously held by "Radulfus de Couceio"[1184].  "Radulfus dominus Cociaci…assensu Aelidis uxoris meæ" donated property to "Roberto de Attrio" by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Radulfus clericus nepos meus, Margareta de Firmitate neptis mea…"[1185]m JOSBERT de la Ferté-Béliard, son of ---. 

 

 

ENGUERRAND [III] de Coucy, son of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Coucy & his second wife Alix de Dreux (-1243, bur Foigny)The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "Ingelrannus de Cociaco, nunc vivens" as son of "domini Radulphi de Cociaco"[1186]"Radulfus dominus Cochiaci" donated property to Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et liberis meis Ingelranno, Thoma, Radulph, Roberto", by charter dated 1187[1187].  The testament of "Radulphus dominus Couciaci" on the point of leaving on a journey, dated 1190, appointed "Ingelranno filio meo…prior natu" as his main heir[1188]Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère et de Crécy.  "Ingelrannus dominus Cociaci" confirmed property of the church of Laon by charter dated 1200 in the presence of "uxore mea Eustachia, et fratribus meis Thoma et Roberto"[1189]"Ingelrannus dominus de Marla" donated property to Thenailles by charter dated 1201[1190]Comte de Roucy: "Ingelrannus de Couciaco comes Rociaci" donated property to Bassoles lés Anlers, with the consent of “Thomas et Robertus fratres nostri”, by charter dated Jun 1202[1191].  Comte du Perche 1205.  "Engelrannus de Couciaco comes Perticensis" confirmed donations to Thenailles abbey made by "Radulphi patris nostri", with the consent of "uxoris nostræ comitissæ de Pertico et fratrum nostrorum Thomæ iam militis et Roberti", by charter dated 1205[1192].  "Ingelrannus de Couciaco dominus de Fara" donated annual payments to Fère, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Matildis comitissæ de Pertico et fratrum meorum Thomæ et Roberti", by charter dated 1207[1193].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Engherrans de Couci…si doi frère Thumas et Robiers"[1194]Ingerannus dominus Couciaci” confirmed the grant of “legem Vervini in perpetuum” to “hominibus in...villa de la Beuriere” made by “fœlicis memoriæ Ælidæ quondam dominæ Couciaci matre mea, assensu meo et assensu Thomæ et Roberti fratrum meorum et Agnetis sororis meæ” by charter dated Apr 1233[1195]The Annales Londonienses record the death in 1244 of "Engilrammus de Cucy pater reginæ Scotiæ" after falling from his horse and being dragged into a river in which he was stabbed by his own sword[1196].  His place of burial is confirmed by the Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) which records that Jean, third son of Enguerrand [III] Seigneur de Coucy, was buried “à Foiny auprés son pere[1197]

m firstly (1200 or before, divorced [1200/04]) as her second husband, EUSTACHIE Ctss de Roucy, widow of ROBERT Seigneur de Pierrepont Comte de Roucy, daughter of GUISCARD Comte de Roucy & his wife Elisabeth de Mareuil (-[May 1208/1211]).  "Ingelrannus dominus Cociaci" confirmed property of the church of Laon by charter dated 1200 in the presence of "uxore mea Eustachia, et fratribus meis Thoma et Roberto"[1198].  Her parentage is confirmed as follows.  Her second husband called himself Comte de Roucy in 1202: "Ingelrannus de Couciaco comes Rociaci" donated property to Bassoles lés Anlers, with the consent of “Thomas et Robertus fratres nostri”, by charter dated Jun 1202[1199]The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that "Enguerrant [Enguerrand [III] Seigneur de Coucy] ot trois femmes, la premiere...la contesse du Perche, la seconde...la contesse de Roucy", both marriages being childless[1200].  While this source reverses the order of the marriages, it confirms that Enguerrand did at one time marry a comtesse de Roucy.  Du Chesne interprets the documentation differently, stating that Enguerrand married firstly "Beatrix de Vignory veuve de Jean I...comte de Roucy"[1201].  The 1200 charter which names Eustachie indicates that Du Chesne cannot be correct and that Enguerrand’s wife was the widow of Robert de Pierrepont.  If the hypothesis shown here is correct, Enguerrand must have divorced Eustachie soon after the marriage.  She is named in a charter dated May 1208: "Eustachia comitissa Rosceii" confirmed the agreement made by "domnus Airardus de Brana" with the abbot of Reims Saint-Rémy concerning "feodo vicecomitatu Condati super Maternam", with the consent of "filium meum Ioannem et…duabus filiabus meis Aalis et Helizabeth"[1202], and Enguerrand’s second marriage is dated to [1204].

m secondly (1204) as her second husband, MATHILDE of Saxony, widow of GEOFFROY [III] Comte du Perche, daughter of HEINRICH "der Löwe" ex-Duke of Saxony and Bavaria & his second wife Matilda of England (1172-13 Jan [1209/10]).  "Engelrannus de Couciaco comes Perticensis" confirmed donations to Thenailles abbey made by "Radulphi patris nostri", with the consent of "uxoris nostræ comitissæ de Pertico et fratrum nostrorum Thomæ iam militis et Roberti", by charter dated 1205[1203].  "Ingelrannus de Couciaco dominus de Fara" donated annual payments to Fère, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Matildis comitissæ de Pertico et fratrum meorum Thomæ et Roberti", by charter dated 1207[1204].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "Id Jan" of "Mathildis comitissa fundatrix Claretorum"[1205]

m thirdly MARIE de Montmirail, daughter of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Montmirail & his wife Helvide de Dampierre (-20 Sep 1272, bur Longpont).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mariam uxorem Ingelranni de Coci" as daughter of "Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili"[1206].  Heiress of Montmirail, Oisy, Crèvecœur, Condé-en-Brie, le Vicomté de Meaux et la Châtelainie de Cambrai.  "Marie dame de Montmirail" requested the king of Navarre to recognise the lands of "Enguerran sire de Coucy son fils" which he inherited after the death of "son frere Mathieu seigneur de Montmirail et d’Oisy" by charter dated 1262[1207].  "Ingelrannus, Couciaci, Montis Mirabilis et Oysiaci dominus" recognised the freedoms of “ecclesie Beate Marie de Grandi Campo, Cluniacensis ordinis, Meldensis dyocesis”, with the support of “Maria domina de Fara mater predicti Ingelranni”, by charter dated 13 Jan 1266[1208]

Enguerrand [III] & his third wife had [eight or more] children: 

1.         RAOUL [II] de Coucy (-killed in battle Faraskur 6 Apr 1250).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) names "Raoul" as the oldest son of "Enguerran de Coucy", adding that he died "sans hoirs de son corps Outre-mer, avec le comte d’Arthois au temps que le Roy S. Louis fut prins à la Massoure"[1209]Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle et de la Fère.  Matthew Paris records the death of "Radulphus de Cuscy" in the battle in which Louis IX King of France was captured[1210]m (after Nov 1246) as her second husband, PHILIPPA de Dammartin, widow of RAOUL de Lusignan Comte d’Eu, daughter of SIMON de Dammartin Comte de Ponthieu & his wife Marie Ctss de Ponthieu (-[14 Apr 1278/1281]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the four daughters of "comes de Pontivo Symon" (in order) as the wives of "rex Castelle de Hispanie Fernandus…maiorem filius vicecomitis de Castro Araudi…filius comitis de Augo…comes de Roceio"[1211].  "Philippa quondam comitissa Augi et domina Couciaci" granted a fief by charter dated Jul 1251[1212].  She married thirdly ([1252/54]) as his second wife, Otto II Graaf van Gelre.  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Otto…grave van Gelre" married secondly "Philippa, de grave van Syntpols dochter"[1213].  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that the wife of "Raoul", oldest son of "Enguerran de Coucy", married secondly "le conte Otte de Guelles"[1214]

2.         JEAN de Coucy (-before 1245).  The order of births of the sons of Enguerrand [III] is unclear.  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Ioannes" second brother of "primogenitus Radulphus" died young[1215].  However, the Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) names "Enguerrant de Coucy" as the second son of Enguerrand [III] Seigneur de Coucy and Jean as his third son, adding that he died young and was buried “à Foiny auprés son pere[1216]

3.         ENGUERRAND [IV] de Coucy (-1310).  Vicomte de Meaux, Seigneur de Montmirail et de Crèvecœur.  He succeeded his brother in 1250 as Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle et de la Fère.  "Ingelranni Cociaci, Montismirabilis et Oisiaci domini et Mariæ uxoris eius" donated annual revenue "in castellania de Firmitate Angulfi" to Grandchamp priory by charter dated 1260[1217].  "Marie dame de Montmirail" requested the king of Navarre to recognise the lands of "Enguerran sire de Coucy son fils" which he inherited after the death of "son frere Mathieu seigneur de Montmirail et d’Oisy" by charter dated 1262[1218].  "Ingelrannus, Couciaci, Montis Mirabilis et Oysiaci dominus" recognised the freedoms of “ecclesie Beate Marie de Grandi Campo, Cluniacensis ordinis, Meldensis dyocesis”, with the support of “Maria domina de Fara mater predicti Ingelranni”, by charter dated 13 Jan 1266[1219].  "Ingelranni domini Couciaci, nec non Montis-mirabilis et Oesiaci et Margaretæ eius uxoris" sold property to "Ioanni Sarracensi cambellano domini regis et Agneti eius uxori" by charter dated Oct 1266[1220]m firstly (before 1260) MARIE, daughter of --- (-[1260/61]).  "Ingelranni Cociaci, Montismirabilis et Oisiaci domini et Mariæ uxoris eius" donated annual revenue "in castellania de Firmitate Angulfi" to Grandchamp priory by charter dated 1260[1221].  It is not known whether “Mariæ” in this document is a mistake for “Margaretæ”, in which case this person could have been the same person as Enguerrand’s known wife.  Another possibility is that “uxoris eius” was a mistake for “matris eius”, and therefore that this document referts to Enguerrand’s mother not his wife.  m secondly (before 1262) MARGARETA van Gelre, daughter of OTTO II Graaf van Gelre & his first wife Margareta von Kleve (-before 1286).  "Ingelranni domini Couciaci, nec non Montis-mirabilis et Oesiaci et Margaretæ eius uxoris" sold property to "Ioanni Sarracensi cambellano domini regis et Agneti eius uxori" by charter dated Oct 1266[1222].  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Ingelramus" married "filiam Ottonis comitis Gelriæ Margaretam"[1223]m thirdly (May 1288) JEANNE de Flandre, daughter of ROBERT III "de Béthune" Count of Flanders & his second wife Yolande de Bourgogne Ctss de Nevers [Capet] (-15 Oct 1333).  The Anciennes Chroniques de Flandre record that "la seconde [fille]" of "Robert" married "au seigneur de Couchy"[1224].  A charter of Rupelmonde records that "Enguerran Sire de Coucy" married "dame Jeanne de Flandres fille aisnée du comte Robert de Flandres" in 1288[1225].  She became abbess of Sauvoir near Laon after her husband died[1226]

4.         other children (-bur Prémontré).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that "Monsieur Enguerrant" (which from the context refers to Enguerrand [III] Seigneur de Coucy) “plusieurs autres enfans qui moururent jeunes et gisent tous à Premonstré[1227].  The number of these children is not indicated, but presumably “plusieurs” indicates that there were at least three. 

5.         MARIE de Coucy (-[1284/85], bur Newbottle, Scotland).  She is named by Matthew Paris, who also names her father when he records her (first) marriage[1228].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1239 of "Ingelrannus de Coci…filiam suam" and "regi Scotie Alexandro"[1229].  The Liber Pluscardensis records the marriage at Roxburgh in 1239 of "rex Alexander Scociæ" and "filiam domini de Coussy Mariam"[1230].  She returned to France 29 Sep 1251 after her husband's death[1231].  King Henry III granted free passage to “Johanni filio regis Jerusalem, regni Franciæ buticulario...et consorti vestræ reginæ Scotiæ” by charter dated 6 Jun 1257[1232].  John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Maria mater regis Alexandri…uxor Johannis de Aconia" fled her husband for Scotland in 1265[1233].  John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the death of "Maria mater Alexandri tertii regis Scotiæ in partibus transmarinis", dated to [1284/85] from the context[1234]m firstly (Roxburgh 15 May 1239[1235]) as his second wife, ALEXANDER II King of Scotland, son of WILLIAM I “the Lion” King of Scotland & his wife Ermengarde de Beaumont (Haddington, East Lothian 24 Aug 1198-Isle of Kerrara, Bay of Oban 6 Jul 1249, bur Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire).  m secondly (before 6 Jun 1257) as his second wife, JEAN de Brienne "d'Acre", son of JEAN de Brienne King of Jerusalem & his third wife Infanta doña Berenguela de Castilla y León (-1296).   

6.         ALIX de Coucy (-13 Oct, 1283 or after).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that "la seconde fille de monsieur Enguerrant, qui fist faire le chastel de Coucy…Alix" married "au conte Ernoul de Guignes"[1236].  "Arnulphus comes Guinensis" sold "iuris dominii et possessionis habebam…in villis et territoriis de Guinis, de le Montoire, de Tornehem" to Philippe III King of France, while providing for "Aelidis uxor nostra" should she survive him, by charter dated Feb 1282[1237].  The necrology of Joyenval records the death “13 Oct“ 1354 [which is too late considering the chronology of the family] of "dominæ Aelidis de Coci comitissæ de Guines” and her donation of “1000 librarum in vasis tum argenteis tum aureis[1238]m ARNOUL [III] Comte de Guines, son of BAUDOUIN Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Fiennes (-after Feb 1282). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de COUCY (GUINES)

 

 

ENGUERRAND de Guines, son of ARNOUL [III] Comte de Guines & his wife Alix de Coucy (-after 1321).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) names "Enguerrant" as the second son of "la seconde fille de monsieur Enguerrant, qui fist faire le chastel de Coucy…Alix" and her husband "au conte Ernoul de Guignes"[1239]Seigneur de Coucy, d'Oisy et de Montmirail.  "Enguerrans de Guines Sires de Coucy et d’Oisy et de Mommiral et Iohans de Guines Viscoens de Meaux, Sires de Fertez Gauchier et Ancoul" agreed the partition of territories inherited from "de bonne memoire...Engerran iadis Seigneur de Coucy et de Oisy et de Mommiral nostre...oncle" by charter dated Jul 1311[1240]

m (before 1285) CHRISTIAN de Lindsay, daughter of WILLIAM de Lindsay of Lamberton & his wife Ada Balliol (-1320 or after).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that "Enguerrant", second son of "[le] conte Ernoul de Guignes" and his wife, was married "en Escosse" by "le Roy Alexandre d’Escosse à qui cousins germains estoit"[1241].  An undated manuscript relating to Cokersand Abbey, Lancashire, names “Christiana de Lyndesay” as daughter of “secundo Willielmo”, adding that she married “Ingelranum de Gynes[1242].  A charter dated 28 May 1283 records the fealty sworn to King Edward I by "Ingeram de Gynes" who has married "Cristiana daughter and heiress of William de Lindesi deceased" for her father’s lands[1243].  1320. 

Enguerrand & his wife had four children: 

1.         GUILLAUME de Coucy (-1335)The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) names "li aisnez…Guillaume, li second Enguerrant, ly tiers Baudouyn et li quart Robert" as the "cinq filz" of "Enguerrant", second son of "[le] conte Ernoul de Guignes" and his wife[1244]Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère d’Oisy et de Montmirail. 

-        see below

2.         ENGUERRAND (-1344)The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) names "li aisnez…Guillaume, li second Enguerrant, ly tiers Baudouyn et li quart Robert" as the "cinq filz" of "Enguerrant", second son of "[le] conte Ernoul de Guignes" and his wife[1245]Vicomte de Meaux.  Seigneur de Condé-en-Brie, de la Ferté-Ancoul, et d’Autrèches.  m firstly (before 1324) as her second husband, MARIA von Vianden, widow of GUILLAUME de Flandre, daughter of PHILIPP von Vianden Heer van Rumpst & his wife Marie de Cernay.  Heiress of Rumpst and Schorisse [Escornaix].  m secondly (before 1343) as her third husband, ALEMANDE Flotte de Revel, widow firstly ARMAND de Polignac Seigneur de Bouzols, and secondly of EUSTACHE de Conflans Seigneur de Mareuil, daughter of GUILLAUME Flotte Seigneur de Revel & his wife Jeanne d’Amboise (-1371).  She married fourthly as his second wife, Gaucher [VIII] de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon.  Enguerrand & his first wife had three children: 

a)         PHILIPPE (-[1345/50]).  Vicomte de Meaux, Seigneur de Condé, de la Ferté-Ancoul, de Tresmes et de Rumpst.  m (before 1344) JEANNE Flamenc de Canny, daughter of RAOUL Flamenc Seigneur de Canny & his wife ---.  She married secondly Jean de Préaux.  Philippe & his wife had three children:  

i)          ELEONORE (-1371).  Vicomtesse de Meaux.  m MICHEL [II] de Ligne, son of --- (-before 27 Mar 1387). 

ii)         JEANNE (-1368).  Heiress of Condé-en-Brie, Ferté-Ancoul and Tresmes.  m (contract 12 Mar 1360) JEAN de Châtillon Seigneur de Dampierre et de Sompuis, son of JEAN de Châtillon Seigneur de Dampierre, de Sompuis et de Rollaincourt & his wife Marie de Rollaincourt (-after 1363).  

iii)        ISABELLE de Coucy (-1368)m as his first wife, JEAN Seigneur de Châtillon, son of GAUCHER [VIII] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Seigneur de Châtillon, de Troissy et de la Ferté-en-Ponthieu & his second wife Alemande de Revel (-1416). 

b)         JEANNE (-Jan 1363).  A manuscript which records properties of [her husband] lists her properties “le quart de la terre de Condé en Brie...la terre d’Autresche...les bois de Hauraincourt...la terre des Cornés...la terre de Bussu et du Vergie[1246]. m JEAN de Béthune Seigneur de Vendeuil, son of GUILLAUME [IV] de Béthune Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne & his wife Marie de Roye Dame de Vendeuil (-Jan 1373). 

c)         MARIE (-1355 or after)m GAUCHER de Châtillon Vidame de Laonnois, Seigneur de Rozoy et de Clacy, son of HUGUES de Châtillon Seigneur de Rozoy-en-Thiérache, de Pontarcy, et de Clacy, Vidame de Laonnois & his wife Marie de Clacy (-[1355]).  

3.         BAUDOUIN .  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) names "li aisnez…Guillaume, li second Enguerrant, ly tiers Baudouyn et li quart Robert" as the "cinq filz" of "Enguerrant", second son of "[le] conte Ernoul de Guignes" and his wife[1247]

4.         ROBERT (-after 1311).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) names "li aisnez…Guillaume, li second Enguerrant, ly tiers Baudouyn et li quart Robert" as the "cinq filz" of "Enguerrant", second son of "[le] conte Ernoul de Guignes" and his wife[1248]Seigneur de la Ferté-Gaucher, de Rommeny-sur-Marne et de Chemigny.  

 

 

GUILLAUME de Coucy, son of ENGUERRAND [V] Seigneur de Coucy [Guines] & his wife Christian de Lindsay (-1335)Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère d’Oisy et de Montmirail. 

m (contract May 1311) ISABELLE de Châtillon, daughter JACQUES [I] de Châtillon Seigneur de Condé & his wife Catherine de Condé (-19 May 1360). 

Guillaume & his wife had six children: 

1.         ENGUERRAND [VI] (-killed in battle 25 Aug 1346, bur Ourecamp)Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère d’Oisy et de Montmirail.  m (contract Vincennes 25 Nov 1338) as her first husband, KATHARINA of Austria, daughter of LEOPOLD I Duke of Austria & his wife Catherine de Savoie (9 Feb 1320-28 Sep 1349, bur Königsfelden).  She married secondly (Feb 1348) Konrad Graf von Hardegg Burggraf von Magdeburg.  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records the death in 1349 of "domina de Kussi, filia quondam Lupoldi ducis Austrie" and "Conradus de Megdburg maritus eius"[1249].  Enguerrand [VI] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ENGUERRAND [VII] ([1339]-Bursa, Anatolia of plague 18 Nov 1397, bur Soissons, Abbaye de Villeneuve)Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère d’Oisy et de Montmirail.  He was sent to England in 1360 as one of the hostages for Jean II King of France.  Created Earl of Bedford 11 May 1366.  Comte de Soissons 9 Jul 1367.  He resigned all his English honours 26 Aug 1377 to King Richard II, and devoted himself to serving France.  “Ingelramus de Coucy et Isabella uxor eius amita nostra” swore allegiance to Richard II King of England by charter dated 15 Mar 1379[1250].  Marshal and Grand Butler of France.  Having refused the appointment of Connétable of France, he was appointed Governor of Brittany.  Member of the Council of Regency during the minority of Charles VI King of France.  The History of the monastery at Soissons records its foundation 1 Jul 1391 by "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy…et consorte mea Isabelli de Lotharingia"[1251].  He was taken prisoner at Nicopolis by the Turks.  m firstly (27 Jul 1365) ISABELLA of England, daughter of EDWARD III King of England & his wife Philippa de Hainaut (Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire 16 Feb or [Mar] or 16 Jun [1332 or 1334]-[15 Mar/4 May] 1379 or [17 Jun/5 Oct] 1382, bur Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London).  The Chronicon Angliæ records the marriage “apud Wyndeshourc” of “Ingehamus dominus de Couuci” and “Isabellam filiam regis Edwardi tertii”, dated to 1365 from the context[1252].  She remained in England after her husband resigned his English honours in 1377.  “Ingelramus de Coucy et Isabella uxor eius amita nostra” swore allegiance to Richard II King of England by charter dated 15 Mar 1379[1253]m secondly (contract 26 Feb 1386) ISABELLE de Lorraine, daughter of JEAN I Duke of Lorraine & his wife Sophie von Württemberg (-after 1423).  The History of the monastery at Soissons records its foundation 1 Jul 1391 by "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy…et consorte mea Isabelli de Lotharingia"[1254].  Dame de Florennes, de Martigny et de Rumigny.  Enguerrand [VII] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          MARIE (-1404).  The History of the monastery at Soissons records that "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy" had "duas filias Mariam…et Philippam" from his first wife "filia Eduardi Angliæ regis", adding that Marie married "domino Henrico de Bar"[1255].  Ctss de Soissons.  Heiress of Coucy and Oisy.  m HENRI de Bar, son of ROBERT I Duc de Bar & his wife Marie de France (Bar-le-Duc [1367]-Treviso Nov 1398, bur Paris, couvent des Celestins). 

ii)         PHILIPPA (-Oct 1411).  The History of the monastery at Soissons records that "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy" had "duas filias Mariam…et Philippam" from his first wife "filia Eduardi Angliæ regis"[1256].  Heiress of Morholm, Wirisdale.  She was styled Duchess of Ireland even after her divorce[1257].  A charter dated 24 Jul 1389 granted safe passage to “le sire de Coucy de France...sa file et nostre cousyne Philippe la femme Robert de Veer n’adgairs Duc d’Irland” to come to England[1258]m (5 Oct 1376 or before, repudiated, divorced 1387, divorce declared void 17 Oct 1389) as his first wife, ROBERT de Vere Earl of Oxford, son of THOMAS de Vere Earl of Oxford & his wife Maud de Ufford (16 Jan 1362-Louvain 1392, bur Louvain, transferred Nov 1395 to Earl's Colne).  He was created Marquess of Dublin for life 1 Dec 1385, and Duke of Ireland for life 13 Oct 1386. 

Enguerrand [VII] & his second wife had one child: 

iii)        ISABELLE (-1411).  The History of the monastery at Soissons names "Isabellam adhuc infantulam" as the daughter of "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy…et consorte mea Isabelli de Lotharingia"[1259].  Ctss de Soissons 1408.  m (Soissons 23 Apr 1409) PHILIPPE de Bourgogne Comte de Nevers et de Rethel, son of PHILIPPE II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders (Villaines-en-Duesmois Oct 1389-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415, bur Estelan near Rethel). 

b)         JEANNE de Coucy m as his first wife, CHARLES de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon, son of JEAN de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon, de Gandelus, de Troissy et de Marigny & his second wife Jeanne de Sancerre (-1401). 

2.         JEAN (-after 1354).  Seigneur d’Havraincourt. 

3.         RAOUL (-after 1389).  Seigneur de Montmirail, de la Ferté-Gaucher, d’Havraincourt, d’Encre, de Bailleul et de Hornoy.  m JEANNE d’Harcourt, daughter of JEAN [V] Comte d’Harcourt et d’Aumâle & his wife Blanche de Ponthieu Ctss d’Aumâle (-1412 or after).  Raoul & his wife had five children: 

a)         ENGUERRAND (-after 1392).  Seigneur de Montmirail, d’Encre et de Havraincourt. 

b)         RAOUL (-Mar 1424).  Bishop of Noyon 1415.  Bishop of Metz 1424. 

c)         GUILLAUME (-after 1411).  Seigneur de Montmirail. 

d)         BLANCHE (-24 Feb 1410, bur Braine Saint-Yved)m HUGUES de Roucy Comte de Braine, son of HUGUES de Roucy Seigneur de Pierrepont & his wife Marie de Clacy (-25 Oct 1395, Braine Saint-Yved).  Comte de Roucy 1391. 

e)         MARGUERITE (-after 1419)m (contract 2 Aug 1389) GUY de Nesle Seigneur d’Offemont et de Mello, son of --- (-after 21 Oct 1415). 

4.         AUBERT (-1388).  Seigneur de Dronay.  m (before 1365) as her second husband, JEANNE de Villesavoir, widow of --- de Vailly, daughter of ---.  Aubert & his wife had two children: 

a)         MARIEm firstly GILLES de Mailly, son of ---.  m secondly GAUCHER de Châtillon Seigneur de Buisson, son of ---.  m thirdly (before 1399) JEAN de Lissac, son of ---. 

b)         ISABELLE (-1413).  m (before 1387) RAOUL de Raingeval, son of ---. 

5.         MARIE (-after 1347). 

6.         ISABELLE (-after 1347). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE-sur-L'AUBE

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE

 

Dampierre-sur-l’Aube is situated in the canton of Ramerupt in the present-day French département of Aube, near Arcis-sur-l’Aube. 

 

 

VITER [Gauthier] de Moeslain (-[1080]).  1049.    

1.         HUGUES (-[1082]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Chalon-sur-Marne 1075/82.  Bishop of Troyes [1074-1082]. 

2.         THIBAUT de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube (-[1106/07])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m ELISABETH de Montlhéry, daughter of MILON [I] "le Grand" de Montlhéry & his wife Lithuaise Vicomtesse de Troyes.  The Continuation de l’Histoire d’Aimonus names "matrem Simonis de Breiis, matrem Guidonis de Dominapetra, matrem Hugonis de Planceio, matrem Milonis de Erucio, matrem Salonis vicecomitis Senonensis" as the daughters of "Milo [de Brayo, frater Guidonis Rubei]"[1260].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated to [1110] under which "Milo de Monte Leterico" donated a serf to Notre-Dame de Longpont for the soul of "fratris sui Guido Troselli", witnessed by "Guido nepos eius de Domna Petra…"[1261].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  1103-1107/08.  Thibaut & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUY [I] de Dampierre (-1151).  The Continuation de l’Histoire d’Aimonus names "matrem Simonis de Breiis, matrem Guidonis de Dominapetra, matrem Hugonis de Planceio, matrem Milonis de Erucio, matrem Salonis vicecomitis Senonensis" as the daughters of "Milo [de Brayo, frater Guidonis Rubei]"[1262].  His parentage is indicated by the charter dated to [1110] under which his maternal uncle "Milo de Monte Leterico" donated a serf to Notre-Dame de Longpont for the soul of "fratris sui Guido Troselli", witnessed by "Guido nepos eius de Domna Petra…"[1263]Seigneur de Dampierre, de Saint-Dizier et de Moeslain.  Vicomte de Troyes [1130].  [Willelmus de Teliciaco” consented to the donation of “terra Ulduni” to Fontemoy abbey by “dominus Landricus de Praiaco” by charter dated to [1130/34] “in aula...domini Widonis Montisregali domini[1264].  It is likely that the last-named was the second husband of Helvide de Baudémont, acting as seigneur de Montréal during the continued minority of her son by her first marriage.]  "Ansericus de Monteregio" donated property to Pontigny, with the support of “--- uxor eiusdem Anserici”, by charter dated 1145, witnessed by “Andreas de Baldament, Bernardus capellanus de Monteregio, Guido de Dompetræ et Guido filius eius...Garnerius de Dompetræ...[1265]m ([1120/25]) as her third husband, HELVIDE de Baudémont, widow of HUGUES de Chacenay Sire de Montréal, daughter of ANDRE de Baudémont Seneschal de Bourgogne & his wife Agnes --- (-1165).  "Domina Montis Regali…Alaisa" ratified donations to Fontenoy after the death of "viri sui Hugonis" by undated charter[1266].  "Eluidis Montis regali domina" donated property to Jully-les-Nonnains, with the consent of "Anserici filii sui", by charter dated 1129[1267].  "Guido de Dampetra…et uxor eius…Elvidis et filii Anserici et Guillelmus" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[1268].  "Andree de Baldimento et Goi…is filii eius" donated property "apud Juliacum" to the Priory of Jully-les-Nonains for receiving "in sanctimoniales filias predicti Andree, Mathildem…et Halwidem" by charter dated 1142, subscribed by "dominus Wido de Barri"[1269].  "Aelidis uxor Widonis domini de Brana post mortem viri sui…Guidonis" donated "census…Branæ castri et Branellæ villæ" to the Premonstré abbey, with the consent of "patre eorum Andrea de Baldimento et matre eorum Agnetis et ipsorum fratre Waleranno Vrsicampi abbate et sororibus eorum Helwide et Hubelina et earum maritis Waltero comiti de Brienna et Guidone de Dampierre", by charter dated 1144[1270].  Nun at Jully-les-Nonnains, although it is assumed that Helvide left the convent soon afterwards in light of her three marriages.  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.  "Simon dominus Belfortis" confirmed donations to Chapelle-aux-Planches, in the presence of "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis...domini Wilermi domini de Dampetra et Milonis de Planceii", by charter dated 1152, witnessed by “...Wilermus dominus de Dampetra et Heleidis mater eius...[1271].  "Hadevilde ctssa de Dampierre, Helye Renaud son avunculus…Beatrix femme d'Helye" witnessed a declaration by Boson Bishop of Châlons dated 1157 concerning a donation to the priory of Ulmoy by Guérau de Orchara[1272].  Guy [I] & his wife had seven children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [I] de Dampierre (-before 1161).  "Guido de Dampetra…et uxor eius…Elvidis et filii Anserici et Guillelmus" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[1273].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Anserici, Guilelmi, Andree et Milonis" as brothers of "Guido de Dampetra" Bishop of Châlons[1274]Seigneur de Dampierre, de Saint-Dizier et de Moeslain.  1133/60.    

-         see below

ii)         ANDRE .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Anserici, Guilelmi, Andree et Milonis" as brothers of "Guido de Dampetra" Bishop of Châlons[1275].  1152/65

iii)        MILON .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Anserici, Guilelmi, Andree et Milonis" as brothers of "Guido de Dampetra" Bishop of Châlons[1276].  1152/65

iv)       GUY de Dampierre (-1163).  "Ansericus de Monteregio" donated property to Pontigny, with the support of “--- uxor eiusdem Anserici”, by charter dated 1145, witnessed by “Andreas de Baldament, Bernardus capellanus de Monteregio, Guido de Dompetræ et Guido filius eius...Garnerius de Dompetræ...[1277]Bishop of Châlons 1163.  The Annales Sancti Petri Catalaunensis record the succession and death in 1162 of “Guido episcopus[1278].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1163 that "Guido de Dampetra frater Anserici, Guillelmi, Andree et Milonis virorum nobilium" was elected "apud Cathalaunum", but that he died "ipsa die qua erat in crastino consecrando"[1279]

v)        HELVIDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  "Geofroi V Trouillard Sire de Joinville senechal de Champagne" donated property to the abbey of Boulancourt with the consent of his mother Helvide de Dampierre and his brothers Guillaume archdeacon of Chalon, Robert and Simon by charter dated 1191[1280]m GEOFFROY [IV] Sire de Joinville, son of GEOFFROY [III] Sire de Joinville & his wife Félicité de Brienne (-Acre Aug 1190).  

vi)       AGNES (-after 1192).  She is named as wife of Narjot [II] in the late 13th century cartulary of Crisenon[1281]m NARJOT [II] Sire de Toucy, son of ITIER [III] Sire de Toucy & his wife Elisabeth --- (-1192). 

b)         EUDES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1136. 

c)         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m GEOFFROI, son of ---.  Chevalier. 

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Dampierre, son of GUY [I] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Helvide de Baudémont (-before 1161).  "Guido de Dampetra…et uxor eius…Elvidis et filii Anserici et Guillelmus" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[1282].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Anserici, Guilelmi, Andree et Milonis" as brothers of "Guido de Dampetra" Bishop of Châlons[1283]Seigneur de Dampierre, de Saint-Dizier et de Moeslain.  1133/60.  "Simon dominus Belfortis" confirmed donations to Chapelle-aux-Planches, in the presence of "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis...domini Wilermi domini de Dampetra et Milonis de Planceii", by charter dated 1152, witnessed by “...Wilermus dominus de Dampetra et Heleidis mater eius...[1284]

m [as her first husband, ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after [Jul] 1190).  Her first marriage is indicated by the charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.) under which “Gui de Dampierre frère dudit Dreu” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune[1285].  It is also suggested by the charter dated 1172 under which "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri[1286].  She married [secondly] (before 1172) as his second wife, Dreux [I] de Mello.  “Drogo de Merloto” donated property from "Mintriaci" {Nitry, canton Noyers, arr. Tonnerre, Yonne} to La Charité-sur-Loire, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti et Vuillelmi ibidem sepultorum”, with the consent of "domino Vuillelmo de Merloto…et uxore mea Ermengardi", by charter dated 1177[1287].  "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated [Jul] 1190[1288].] 

Guillaume [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GUY [II] de Dampierre (-18 Jan 1216)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughter of "sororem regis Francorum imperatricem" marrying "Nargaldo de Toceio, Guidonis de Dampetro consobrinus"[1289].  He succeeded his father in [1161] as Seigneur de Dampierre.  Connétable de Champagne [1170].  Sire de Bourbon [before 1196], de iure uxoris.  Seigneur de Montluçon 1202.  “Gui de Dampierre frère dudit Dreu” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune” by charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.)[1290].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1216 of "Guido de Dampetra"[1291].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "18 Jan" of "Guido dominus Dompetre"[1292]m (before 1196) as her second husband, MATHILDE de Bourbon, divorced wife of GAUCHER [IV] de Vienne Sire de Salins, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD de Bourbon & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] ([1164/69]-18 Jun 1228).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Beatrice filia Erchenbaldi de Borbon" as wife of "Guido de Dampetra", specifying that they had three sons and three daughters[1293].  Guy [II] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ARCHAMBAUD de Dampierre (-killed in battle Cognat, Allier 23 Aug 1242).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "primogenitus Erchenbaldus…secundus Guilelmus de Moyelen et de Dampetra…tertius Guido" as the three sons of "Guido de Dampetra"[1294].  “Guillelmus dominus de Dampetra…ligius homo domini comitis Campanie” agreed peace terms with “dominum Theobaldum comitem Campanie” by charter dated 31 Dec 1223, which names “dominum Archembaudum fratrem meum…[1295].  He succeeded his mother in 1228 as ARCHAMBAUD [VIII] "le Grand" Sire de Bourbon

-        SIRES de BOURBON

b)         PHILIPPA [Mathilde] (-1223).  Philippe II King of France confirmed the conditions of the proposed marriages between "Guigue fils du comte de Forez, et une fille de Guy de Dampierre" and "Archambaud, fils de Guy de Dampierre, et Guigone, fille dudit comte de Forez" by charter dated [10 Apr 1205/1 Apr 1206][1296].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  La Mure dates this marriage to "environ 1216"[1297].  As noted above, the political difficulties involving the Forez, Bourbon-Dampierre, and Auvergne families must have resulted in the earlier betrothal to Philippa [Mathilde] being terminated but later revived.  The primary source which confirms the actual marriage has not yet been identified.  One possibility is that two different daughters of Guy [II] Sire de Dampierre were involved, which would explain the different names used in secondary sources.  m (Betrothed [1205/06]), [1216] as his first wife, GUY [IV] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [III] Comte de Lyon et de Forez [Albon] & his second wife Alix --- (-Castallaneta 29 Oct 1241). 

c)         GUILLAUME [II] de Dampierre (after 1196-3 Sep 1231)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "primogenitus Erchenbaldus…secundus Guilelmus de Moyelen et de Dampetra…tertius Guido" as the three sons of "Guido de Dampetra", specifying that Guillaume married "Margaretam comitisse Flandrie quem Burchardus clericus de Avennis rapuerat"[1298].  He succeeded as Seigneur de Dampierre.  “Guillelmus dominus de Dampetra…ligius homo domini comitis Campanie” agreed peace terms with “dominum Theobaldum comitem Campanie” by charter dated 31 Dec 1223, which names “dominum Archembaudum fratrem meum, J. comitem de Carnoto, Matheum fratrem suum, dominum Guillelmum, dominum Drogonem de Merloto, avunculos meos, dominum Gobertum de Asperomonte[1299]m ([18 Aug/15 Nov] 1223) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Flandre, separated wife of BOUCHARD d'Avesnes, daughter of BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders [BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut] & his wife Marie de Champagne (2 Jun 1202-10 Feb 1280).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names (in order) "Iohannam et Margaretam" as the two daughters of "Balduinus"[1300].  The Chronica Monasterii Sancti Bertini records that "secunda filia Margareta" was born after her parents left on their travels[1301].  On the other hand, according to Villehardouin Comtesse Marie stayed behind when her husband left on Crusade, gave birth, and afterwards left for Acre where she died[1302].  After her father's death, she was sent to Paris with her sister on the orders of Philippe II King of France[1303].  Matthew Paris names Bouchard as first husband of Marguerite in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[1304].  Her first marriage was arranged by King Philippe II, her husband being a noble from Hainaut whose family had long supported French interests.  Her first husband demanded a share of his late father-in-law's inheritance and, after complaining to Pope Innocent III, the marriage was annulled by the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 as Bouchard d'Avesnes had previously taken holy orders.  The couple remained together until Bouchard was captured by his sister-in-law Ctss Jeanne in 1219.  He was released two years later on condition he separate from his wife[1305].  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon records the marriage of "Marghareta" and "Willelmo de Dampetra"[1306].  Matthew Paris names Guillaume as second husband of Marguerite in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[1307].  The Annales Blandinienses record the succession in 1244 of "Margareta soror eius [=Iohanna comitissa}"[1308].  She succeeded her sister in 1244 as MARGUERITE II Ctss of Flanders and Ctss de Hainaut, both her husbands having died.  Her children by her first marriage claimed their inheritance, but Louis IX King of France ruled in 1246 that Hainaut should be given to the Avesnes children and Flanders to the Dampierre children[1309].  She abdicated 29 Dec 1278 in favour of her son Guy de Dampierre.  The Necrologio Sanctæ Waldetrudis records the death "IV Id Feb" of "Margarete Flandrie et Hanonie…comitisse"[1310]

-        COUNTS of FLANDERS.  

d)         GUY [III] de Dampierre (-22 Mar 1275).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "primogenitus Erchenbaldus…secundus Guilelmus de Moyelen et de Dampetra…tertius Guido" as the three sons of "Guido de Dampetra", specifying that "Guido adhuc erat infantulus"[1311].  Minor in 1215.  Seigneur de Saint-Just et de Janzas.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "22 Mar" of "Guido de Dampetra dominus Sancti Justi" and records the memory of "Guidonis de Dampetra domini Sancti Justi" on "30 Jun"[1312], the latter assumed to be the date of his donation to the church. 

e)         MARIE de Dampierre (-[13 May] before 1237).  A charter dated 1213 records an agreement between the abbess of Beaumont-les-Tours and "Herveus Virsionensis dominus" concerning the priory of Mentouz, referring to his earlier donation made with the consent of "Maria uxor mea et Aenorda mater mea domina de Firmitate Humbaldi" and naming "Mathildis que fuit conjux mea"[1313].  "M. domina Virsonii" named "Archembaldum de Borbonio fratrem meum" as pledge relating to the property of "domino Herveo de Virsonio quondam marito meo" by charter dated 10 Sep 1219[1314].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and second marriage has not yet been identified.  "Henricus Soliaci et Virsionis dominus" donated property to the priory of Menetou-sur-Cher, with the consent of "Marie uxoris mee et Willielmi filii eius heredis Virsionensis", by charter dated Jun 1231[1315].  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “III Id Mai” of “Henricus dominus Soliaci et Virsionis et M. uxor eius[1316].  It is not known whether this entry commemorates the death of Marie or her husband.  m firstly ([1210]) as his second wife, HERVE [II] Seigneur de Vierzon, son of HERVE [I] Seigneur de Vierzon & his wife Eléonore de la Ferté-Imbaud (-1221).  m secondly ([1221]) HENRI [I] de Sully, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] Sire de Sully [Blois-Champagne] & his [first/second/third] wife --- (-11 Aug after 1248).   

f)          JEANNE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

g)         MARGUERITE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         MILON .  "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri” by charter dated 1172[1317].  1228

3.         HELVIDE (-1224 or after, bur Vaucelles).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra", specifying that Helvide was mother of "Mariam uxorem Ingelranni de Coci"[1318].  "Joannes Montis Mirabilis et Oisiaci dominus, Cameracensis castellanus et Heluidis uxor mea" donated property to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ de Cantiprato", with the consent of "liberorum nostrorum…Willelmi et Joannis filiorum nostrorum et Elisabeth filiæ nostræ", by charter dated 1202[1319]m (before 1194) JEAN de Montmirail Vicomte de Meaux, son of ANDRE de Montmirail & his wife Hildiarde d'Oisy Vicomtesse de Meaux ([1167]-Longpont 28 Sep 1217, bur Longpont). 

4.         ELISABETH .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[1320].  1204/28.  m GEOFFROY [I] d'Aspremont, son of --- (-20 Jun 1222).  

5.         ODETTE (-1212).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili peperit Mariam uxor Ingelranni de Coci" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[1321]"Johannes castellanus Noviomi et Thorote" donated property “in territorio de Lacheni” to Ourscamp Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Oda uxor mea et liberi nostri Guido, Willelmus, Johannes, Aalidis et Ermengardis”, by charter dated 1196[1322].  "Johannes castellanus Noviomi et Thorote" donated property “in bosco...Oresmox...inter Floocourt et calceiam de Behencourt...in silva Esge” to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Odotha uxor mea et liberi mei Guido, Willelmus, Johannes, Radulfus, Aalidis et Ermengardis”, by charter dated 1199[1323].  "Johannes castellanus Noviomi et Thorote" donated “censum...prop prato leprosorum de Trachi” to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Odothe uxoris mee et Guidonis primogeniti nostri”, by charter dated 1205[1324].  “Johannes Noviomensis et Thorotensis castellanus” relinquished various rights in favour of Saint-Amand, with the consent of “Odote uxoris mee”, by charter dated 1207[1325].  “Johannes castellanus Noviomi et Thorote” donated revenue to Saint-Amand for the anniversary of “Odote uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Guido filius meus primogenitus et filii mei Willelmus, Johannes, Radulfus, Walterus et Robertus et filie mei Aelis, Ermengardis et Helwidis”, by charter dated 1212[1326]m JEAN [II] de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon, son of JEAN [I] de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon & his wife Alix de Dreux (-[27 Dec 1235/25 Aug 1237]). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE et de SAINT-DIZIER

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

JEAN de Dampierre, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders and Hainaut (-1258).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names (in order) "Guillelmum Guodnem et Iohannem" as the three sons of "Guillelmo domino de Dampetra [et] Margaretæ", specifying that "primo mortuo sine liberis in tornramento apud Trasegnies"[1327].  Matthew Paris specifies that his parents had "two others" when he records the parentage of his brother Guillaume, but does not name the other children[1328].  The Annales Blandinienses name "Iohannde Dampetra" as brother of Guy Count of Flanders, when recording the liberation of the two brothers from captivity in Holland[1329].  He succeeded his father in 1231 as Seigneur de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube, de Sompuis et de Saint-Dizier, Vicomte de Troyes and Connétable de Champagne.  He was captured at the battle of West-Capelle 4 Jul 1253 by his half-brother Jean d'Avesnes Comte de Hainaut, released in early 1257.  In Jun 1256 he recognised that the officer of Connétable de Champagne was not hereditary[1330]

m (9 Mar 1250) as her first marriage, LAURE de Lorraine, daughter of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine de Limbourg ([1234/37]-after 3 May 1288).  She married secondly (after 29 Mar 1266) Guillaume [II] de Vergy Sire de Mirebeau et d'Autrey, seneschal of Burgundy. 

Jean & his wife had two children: 

1.         JEAN de Dampierre ([1251/53][1331]-before 11 Nov 1307).  He succeeded his father in 1258 as Seigneur de Dampierre, de Sompuis, d'Eclaron, de Saint-Dizier, de Bailleul et de l'Ecluse, Vicomte de Troyes (until 1270).  Jean sire de Dampierre et de Saint-Dizier” donated rights to Huiron monastery dated 1302, in the presence of “...Guillaume de Dampierre fils de Jean...[1332]m ISABELLE de Brienne, daughter of [ALPHONSE de Brienne dit d’Acre Comte d'Eu & his wife Marie de Lusignan Ctss d’Eu] (-[Dec 1302/11 Nov 1307]).  The Chronique des comtes d’Eu, written in 1390, names "Ysabeau de Dompierre...Marguerite de Touars" as the two daughters of "Jehan fils du dit Alphons" and his wife "Bietrix de Saint Pol, fille au conte de Saint Pol", adding that Yolande married "au seigneur de Puiligny et seigneur de Dompierre en la rivière de Somme assez près d’Abbeville en Pontieu"[1333].  There are considerable chronological difficulties if Isabelle and Marguerite were daughters of Jean [II] Comte d’Eu.  In the case of Marguerite, she is recorded as the wife of Vicomte Guy [II] in a charter dated 25 Jul 1278, while the birth of the wife of Comte Jean [II] is estimated to [1254][1334].  Not enough is known about the chronology of Isabelle to be certain that the same problem exists, but it is likely that she was born not more than ten years or so later than her husband.  It appears more likely that the two were daughters of Jean’s father Alphonse.  Jean & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Dampierre (-[1302/07]).  Jean sire de Dampierre et de Saint-Dizier” donated rights to Huiron monastery dated 1302, in the presence of “...Guillaume de Dampierre fils de Jean...[1335]

b)         JEAN [III] de Dampierre (-after 11 Nov 1307).  Seigneur de Dampierre.  

c)         MARGUERITE de Dampierre (-1316, bur Abbaye de Theuley)Dame de Dampierre et de Saint-Dizier.  m (1305) GAUCHER de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Porcien, son of GAUCHER [V] de Châtillon Comte de Porcien & his first wife Isabelle de Dreux (-25 Aug 1325).  

d)         JEANNE de Dampierre (-2 Mar 1316, bur Abbaye de Marcilly-lès-Avallon)Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the marriage contract between "Iean de Chasteauvillain seigneur dudit lieu" and [her daughter] “Marguerite de Noyers fille...de Mile sire de Noyers chevalier et conseiller du Roy et de madame Ieanne de Dampierre” is dated 1321[1336]Dame de Moeslain.  m as his second wife, MILON [X] de Noyers, son of MILON [IX] Sire de Noyers & his wife Marie de Châtillon-sur-Marne Dame de Crécy ([1271]-21 Sep 1350, bur Abbaye de Marcilly-lès-Avallon).  Maréchal de France. 

2.         GUILLAUME de Dampierre ([1258]899-after 1314).  Seigneur de Saint-Dizier, d'Eureville, d'Humbécourt et d'Aurainville.  m firstly JEANNE de Salins, daughter of ETIENNE de Salins Seigneur de Rouvres et de Montenot [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Jeanne dame de Vignory (-after 1313).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly MARIE d'Aspremont, daughter of JOFFROI [III] Sire d'Aspremont & his wife ---.  Guillaume & his first wife had five children:

a)         ETIENNE de Saint-Dizier (-murdered Feb 1328).  Seigneur de Saint-Laurent-La Roche, de Montenot, d'Augisey, d'Agessaux et de Saint-Agnès.  He was killed following a plot by his wife.  m ([30 Dec 1319]) as her first husband, HUGUETTE d'Antigny, daughter of HENRI d'Antigny Sire de Sainte-Croix & his wife Marguerite de Bellevesvre (-Aug 1359, bur Lons-le-Saunier Franciscan church).  She married secondly ([25 Oct 1337]) Philippe de Vienne Seigneur de Pymont et de Buffey (-1370, bur Lons-le-Saunier Franciscan church).  Etienne & his wife had one child: 

i)          BERAUD de Saint-Dizier (1320-1342).  Seigneur de Saint-Laurent. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Saint-Dizier (-before 1362).  Seigneur d'Alvire. 

c)         ROBERT de Saint-Dizier .  Seigneur de Valenpoullier.  Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 1344, Komtur 1362. 

d)         JEANNE de Saint-Dizier (-[22 Jul/2 Dec] 1343)Dame de La Sarraz.  m firstly (before 1324) HUGONIN de Villars de Varair.  m secondly AYMON de Montferrand Sire de La Sarraz (-before 1342).  

e)         ISABEAU de Saint-Dizier .  1332/1351.  Dame d'Urville, d'Humbrecourt, de Rouvres et de Montenot.  m AME de Blamont [Salm] à Deneuve.  1301/24. 

Guillaume & his second wife had two children:

f)          JEAN [II] de Saint-Dizier .  1314/27.  Seigneur de Saint-Dizier, de Vignory et de l'Ecluse.  m before (1319) ALIX de Nesle d'Offemont, daughter of GUY de Clermont dit de Nesle Seigneur d'Offemont [Maréchal de France] & his wife Marguerite de Mello.  1323.  Jean [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          JEAN de Saint-Dizier (-[1367/73]).  Seigneur de Saint-Dizier et de Vignory.  m (before 1334) MARIE de Bar-Pierrepont, daughter of ERARD de Bar Seigneur de Pierrepont & his wife Isabelle de Lorraine .   1351/1380.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

(a)       EDOUARD de Saint-Dizier (-13 Aug 1401)Seigneur de Saint-Dizier, de Vignory et de Veuilly.  m as her second husband, JEANNE de Vienne-Mirabel, widow of JEAN de Rougemont Seigneur de Rougemont de Tilchâtel et de Ruffey, daughter of HENRI de Vienne-Mirabel & his wife Marguerite de Bauffremont.  She married thirdly (before 26 Sep 1402) Jean [III] de Vergy Seigneur de Fouvent (-25 Nov 1418). 

ii)         ISABELLE de Saint-Dizier (-13 Jan 1371)Dame de Montemois 1362.  m firstly JEAN le Mercier, son of ---.  m secondly JEAN de Châtillon Seigneur de Gandelus et de Dury, son of JEAN de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon, de Gandelus, de Troissy et de Marigny & his first wife Eléonore de Roye Dame de la Ferté en Ponthieu (-after 15 Dec 1377). 

iii)        JEANNE de Saint-Dizierm JEAN le Mercier Seigneur de Noviant-au-Pré. 

g)         GEOFFROY de Saint-Dizier (-killed in battle Poitiers 19 Sep 1356).  Seigneur de Roche-sur-Marne, by right of his wife.  m ISABELLE de Chatillon Dame de Roche-sur-Marne (-after 1366).  Geoffroy & his wife had four children: 

i)          HENRI de Saint-Dizier (-Dec 1376).  Seigneur de Roche-sur-Marne.  Seigneur de la Fauche, by right of his wife.  m (1366) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Joinville Dame de la Fauche, daughter of OGIER de Joinville Seigneur d'Effincourt (1329-after 1410).  She married secondly (1377) Eudes de Savoisy (-shortly before 20 Jan 1400), and thirdly Crescent de Flévy.  Henri & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEANNE de Saint-Dizier (-after 18 Aug 1408)Dame de Roche-sur-Marne et de la Fauche.  m firstly GUILLAUME de Grandson (-Aug 1381).  m secondly (before 14 Mar 1388) JACQUES de Vergy (-killed in battle Nikopolis 28 Sep 1396).  Seigneur de la Fauche, by right of his wife.  m thirdly (1398) GAUTHIER de Savoisym fourthly (before 13 Aug 1401) FERRY de Chardoigne (-after 18 Aug 1408).

ii)         GUILLAUME de Roche .  1366.  

iii)        JEAN de Saint-Dizier (-4 May 1375).  Archdeacon at Cambrai.  Bishop of Verdun 1372.  

iv)       daughter .  Nun at Notre Dame de Soissons. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  SEIGNEURS de HIERGES, CHÂTELAINS de BOUILLON

 

 

Hierges was located near Givet in the north of the county of Champa gne, close to the border with the county of Namur.  A charter dated 1127 records an agreement between “Rainaldus Remensis ecclesiæ...minister” and “Alberoni Leodiensium episcopo” relating to “castellum...Bullion”, which names “quatuor...de castellaniis de Buillon, Gualterum...de Buillon, Ingonem de Mirenvalt, Manassem de Herge, Ingonem filium Lamberti, et quatuor de aliis casatis suis Cingerum advocatum, Galterum castellanum de Hoio, Rainaldum de Jupperi, Lambertum de Tiembeche[1337]

 

 

1.         HERIBRAND [I] de Hierges, son of --- (-after 1069).  Châtelain de Bouillon.  m ---.  The name of Héribrand’s wife is not known.  Héribrand [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HERIBRAND [II] de Hierges .  "…Herbranni castellani, Herbranni filii sui, Alberti filii sui…" subscribed the charter dated 1069 under which "Godefridus…dux et marchio" donated the church of Saint-Dagobert de Stenay to Gorze[1338].  Châtelain de Bouillon.  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti names "Liegarde amita Arnulfi comitis", her husband "Richizonis" and their four sons "Hugo et Ludovicus, Rodericus et Riquinus", recording that "Riquinus" was killed by "Heribrando Bulionensi" and buried at St Hubert (dated to before 1084)[1339].  "…Herbranni castellani, Herbranni filii sui, Alberti filii sui…" subscribed the charter dated 1069 under which "Godefridus…dux et marchio" donated the church of Saint-Dagobert de Stenay to Gorze[1340]m HEDWIGE d'Orchimont, daughter of GISELBERT d'Orchimont [Argenteau] & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Héribrand [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          HERIBRAND [III] de Hierges (-1114).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Châtelain de Bouillon. 

-         see below

ii)         [ARNOUL de Hierges (-murdered 1124).  He was captured by Turks in 1123, and murdered the following year.] 

b)         ALBERT de Hierges (-after 1069).  "…Herbranni castellani, Herbranni filii sui, Alberti filii sui…" subscribed the charter dated 1069 under which "Godefridus…dux et marchio" donated the church of Saint-Dagobert de Stenay to Gorze[1341]

 

 

HERIBRAND [III] de Hierges, son of HERIBRAND [II] de Hierges Châtelain de Bouillon & his wife Hedwige d'Orchimont (-1114).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Châtelain de Bouillon.  [Domesday Book records land held by “Herbrand” in Boyatt in Mansbridge Hundred in Hampshire[1342].  It is not known whether this entry relates to Héribrand de Hierges, but the name is indicative.]  Albert of Aix names "…Herebrandus de Buillon…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[1343]

m as her first husband, HODIERNE de Rethel, daughter of HUGUES I Comte de Rethel (-[1118]).  William of Tyre records "Hodierna" as second sister of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, and names her (first) husband and her son Manassès[1344].  She married secondly Roger de Hauteville Prince of Antioch.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  According to Fulcher of Chartres, the wife of Prince Roger committed adultery shamelessly with many other men[1345].  1126. 

Héribrand [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         MANASSES de Hierges (-[Brogne Abbey] 8 Jan 1176).  William of Tyre names him and specifies that he was "consobrinus" of Mélisende Queen of Jerusalem[1346].   Constable of the kingdom of Jerusalem 1151, removed from office in 1152.  He was captured by the Turks 1152, released when he promised to leave the East, which he did in 1154[1347].  The Notæ Bronienses record the death in 1175 of "vir nobilis Manasses de Lingez" and that of "filius suus Herbrandus" 40 days after his father[1348].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VI Id Jan" of "Manasses de Hirgia, conversus et monacus hujus loci" and his donation of a relic of the holy cross[1349]m firstly (1152) as her second husband, HELVIS of Rama, widow of BALIAN Lord of Ibelin, daughter of BAUDOUIN [I] Lord of Rama & his wife Stephanie --- ([1115]-after 1158).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Helvoys" as the daughter of "mesire Baudoyn" & his wife, recording that she married "Belleem a la Barbe"[1350].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1160 under which "Hugo de Ybelino…Ramathensis domino" names "Balduini avi mei"[1351], which can only refer to his maternal grandfather as his paternal grandfather's name is deduced as Balian from other sources.  She became heiress of Rama on the death of her brother in [1148].  William of Tyre describes her as "domini Baliani senioris viduam" when recording her second marriage[1352].  The Lignages d'Outremer record her second marriage to "le conestable Manassier" after the death of her first husband[1353].  "Balduinus…in sancta Iherusalem Latinorum rex quartus" confirmed the donation by "Hugo de Hybelino et…fratris sui Balduini et sororis sue Hermengardis domine Tiberiadis et matris sue Helois…" to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem by charter dated 14 Jan 1155[1354]. m secondly ALIX de Chiny, daughter of ALBERT Comte de Chiny & his wife --- (-9 Aug, after 1177, bur Brogne Abbey).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[1355], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation as Bishop of Verdun of "Albertus de Hirgis nepos ex sorore episcopi Arnulfi et comitis de Cisneio Ludovici et Theoderici de Marleriis", recalling that he had a brother "Ludowicum qui longo tempore fuit abbas Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis"[1356].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "V Id Aug" of "Alaidis domina de Hierge uxor domini Manassis"[1357].  Manassès & his first wife had two children:

a)         HELVIS de Hierges ([1153/54]-).  The Lignages d'Outremer refer to the two daughters of "le conestable Manassier" and his wife Helvis as "[la] feme de Mesire Anciau de Brie…[et] [la] feme de sire Hugue de Mimars", stating that the former was "ayole de Johan de Brie, et dou mareschau sire Johan d'Antioche et de la dame de Genido"[1358].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m (1167 or before) ANSEAU de Brie, son of ---.  Anseau & his wife had three children: 

i)          ANSEAU de Brie .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Ansiau et…Johan de Brie" as sons of "Ansiau de Brie"[1359]

ii)         JEAN de Brie .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Ansiau et…Johan de Brie" as sons of "Ansiau de Brie"[1360].  Another manuscript of the Lignages d'Outremer lists Jean's descendants[1361]

iii)        HELVIS de Brie .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Heloys, une des nieces dou grant Baudoyn de Ybelin, fille dou grant Ansiau de Brie" as wife of "Johan…seignor d'Arsur"[1362].  The Lignages d'Outremer record that "Johan le seignor d'Arsur…sa feme Heloys", after the death of her first husband, married secondly "Vilain d'Aneui", who hanged himself by his hat while hunting in the forest of Arsur, and thirdly "Jofrei de Kafran" who was killed by a horse[1363]m firstly JEAN of Arsur, son of ---.  m secondly VILAIN d'Aneui, son of --- (-killed Arsur ----).  m thirdly GEOFFROI de Cafran, son of ---. 

b)         ISABELLE de Hierges ([1153/54]-).  The Lignages d'Outremer refer to the two daughters of "le conestable Manassier" and his wife Helvis as "[la] feme de Mesire Anciau de Brie…[et] [la] feme de sire Hugue de Mimars", stating that the latter was "ayole de Balian de Mimars"[1364].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m (before 1180) HUGUES de Mimars, son of ---.  1171/81.  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

i)          RENAUD de Mimars .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "…Ysabiau…suer de Renaut de Mimars"[1365].  Another manuscript of the Lignages d'Outremer lists his descendants[1366]

ii)         ISABELLE de Mimars .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Heloys, une des nieces dou grant Baudoyn de Ybelin, fille dou grant Ansiau de Brie" as wife of "Johan…seignor d'Arsur", and "l'autre niece Ysabiau…suer de Renaut de Mimars" who was wife of "[le] seignor de Saone et ot une fille" and who after their land was lost and her husband dead "par povreté" married her daughter "a un Geneveis…Bonveissin" who had two sons "Bonveissin qui morut sanz hoirs et l'autre Baudoin Bonvoisin qui fut pere de ceste dame de Quelie"[1367]m firstly --- Seigneur de Saône, son of ---.  m secondly --- Bonvoisin, son of ---. 

Manassès & his second wife had [eight] children:

c)         HERIBRAND de Hierges (-16 Feb 1177).  The Notæ Bronienses record the death in 1175 of "vir nobilis Manasses de Lingez" and that of "filius suus Herbrandus" 40 days after his father[1368].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XIV Kal Mar" of "Hebrandus miles filius domini Manasses de Hierge", for whose soul "sua quondam conjux" donated "decem solidos in villa sua de Bossut"[1369]

d)         HENRI de Hierges (-[26 Jan or 25 Nov] 1213)Seigneur de Hierges.  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Kal Feb" of "vir nobilis dominus de Hirge"[1370].  It is not known to which of the seigneurs de Hierges this entry refers.  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Kal Dec" of "Henrici militis de Hirgia"[1371].]  m YOLANDE de Rumigny, daughter of NICOLAS [III] Sire de Rumigny & his wife Eva de Chièvres (-before 1248).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra possedit" & his wife[1372].  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[1373].  Henri & his wife had two children: 

i)          GILLES de Hierges (-1219).  Seigneur de Hierges"Egidius dominus de Hyrgia" reached agreement with Saint-Hubert, Ardenne concerning the avoueries of Vaucelles and Doische, with the agreement of "Gobertus sororius meus et D. soror mea de Byul", by charter dated to [1214][1374].  Châtelain de Bouillon.  "Ludovici comitis de Chisni, Egidii de Hierge, Arnulphi de Morelmes, Jacobi de Orcismont" signed the charter dated 1218 under which "Rogerus de Cimaco…castellaniam de Covinio" confirmed his rights and those of the bishop of Liège in Couvin[1375].  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[1376].  [m ODA, daughter of --- (-6 Apr ----).  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VIII Id Apr" of "Oda domina de Hierge"[1377].  It is uncertain to whom this entry refers.  However, a marriage is recorded for all the other seigneurs de Hierges besides Gilles, so it could be his wife.] 

ii)         EVA de Hierges .  "Egidius dominus de Hyrgia" reached agreement with Saint-Hubert, Ardenne concerning the avoueries of Vaucelles and Doische, with the agreement of "Gobertus sororius meus et D. soror mea de Byul", by charter dated to [1214][1378].  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[1379]m GOBERT d'Orbais Sire de Rioul, son of ENGUERRAND Seigneur d’Orbais & his wife Juliana de Duras ([1161/62]-1232). 

e)         ALBERT de Hierges (-killed 25/26 Jul 1208)Bishop of Verdun 1186.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the abdication in 1186 of “Henricus” and the succession of “Albertus[1380].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation as Bishop of Verdun of "Albertus de Hirgis nepos ex sorore episcopi Arnulfi et comitis de Cisneio Ludovici et Theoderici de Marleriis", recalling that he had a brother "Ludowicum qui longo tempore fuit abbas Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis"[1381].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record that “Albertus episcopus” was killed (“lancea interemptus”) in 1208 and succeeded by “Robertus primicerius[1382].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1208 “apud Virdunum inter clericos et laicos grave...discordie” which resulted in the mortal wounding of “eorum episcopus Albertus de Hirges[1383]

f)          LOUIS de Hierges .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation as Bishop of Verdun of "Albertus de Hirgis nepos ex sorore episcopi Arnulfi et comitis de Cisneio Ludovici et Theoderici de Marleriis", recalling that he had a brother "Ludowicum qui longo tempore fuit abbas Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis"[1384].  Abbot of Saint-Vidon, Verdun. 

g)         GAUTHIER de Hierges (-18 Sep ----).  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XIV Kal Oct" of "Gualterus miles filius domini Manassis de Hirgia"[1385]

h)         [FADIE .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Fadie et Hodierne" as the children of "le conestable Menassier [et] de sa feme espouse", stating that Fadie married "Reymont, le fis de Hue de Giblet"[1386].  Another manuscript of the Lignages d'Outremer clarifies the name of her husband when it names "Fadie, la fille dou conestable Menassier" as the wife of "Guilliaume, l'autre fis de Hue l'Embriac, seignor de Giblet"[1387].  The first passage does not name the mother of the two daughters Fadie and Hodierne.  However, it confuses the order of Manassès's marriages, recording that he married Helvis of Rama (who was most likely his first wife, as shown above) after the death of his first wife, the mother of Fadie and Hodierne, implying clearly that their mother was Manassès's other wife.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1388], Fadie was the daughter of Manassès by his first marriage.  The chronology of the family of the Lords of Jebail suggests that Guillaume's wife was born after Helvis of Rama would have ceased to be of child-bearing age.  The implication is that Fadie and Hodierne must have been the daughters of a subsequent marriage.  No record has been found of Manassès having another wife besides Alix de Chiny, who presumably therefore must have been the mother of these two daughters, although the issue is not without doubt.  m GUILLAUME Embriaco of Jebail, son of GUILLAUME Embriaco Lord of Jebail & his wife Sancha --- (-1200 or after).] 

i)          [HODIERNE .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Fadie et Hodierne" as the children of "le conestable Menassier [et] de sa feme espouse", stating that Hodierne married "le seignour dou Grantgerin" and that they were parents of "Henri qui s'en ala outremer en Constantinople et ot les Pigas", naming his children and one granddaughter[1389].  The passage does not name the mother of these two daughters.  As explained above in relation to Hodierne's sister Fadie, it is more probable that the two sisters were Manassès's daughters by his second marriage, although the question is not without doubt.  m --- Seigneur de Grantgerin, son of ---.] 

j)          MELISENDE de Hierges (-[1200]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m GUILLAUME de Gommegnies, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         THIERRYm MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which her son "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis"[1390].  Thierry & his wife had children: 

a)         HERIBRAND (-after 25 May 1189).  Châtelain de Bouillon.  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus", on the point of leaving on crusade, donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, which records an earlier donation for the soul of "Margaretæ primæ meæ coniugis" naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis", in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[1391]m firstly MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which her husband "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, recording an earlier donation for the soul of "Margaretæ primæ meæ coniugis"[1392]m secondly IDA de Han-sur-Liesse, daughter of GODEFROI de Han-sur-Liesse & his wife Helwide ---.  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[1393].  Heribrand & his first wife had two children: 

i)          CECILE .  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[1394].  [m NICHOLAS de Han-sur-Liesse, son of GODEFROI de Han-sur-Liesse & his wife Helwide ---.  Châtelain de Bouillon.] 

ii)         AGNES .  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[1395]

b)         THIERRY .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which his brother "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis"[1396]

c)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which his brother "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis"[1397]m ARNOUL de Mont-Saint-Martin, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  COMTES de JOIGNY

 

 

A.      COMTES de JOIGNY

 

 

Joigny is located south-west of Troyes near Auxerre, in the present-day French département of Yonne. 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Joigny, son of --- (-[6 Mar] [Nov 1035/1 Mar 1042])Edouard de Saint-Phalle suggests that he was Geoffroy, nepos of Gauthier Comte de Gâtinais, referring to the letter dated to [997] in which Abbon abbé de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire requested Pope Gregory V to order "…Quauz---, nepos Wal--- comitis de Castro Nantonis" to cease his activities (presumably against the monastery) under threat of excommunication, by letter dated [997][1398].  He bases his theory on the donation dated Nov 1035 by Geoffroy de Joigny's son, Gilduin Archbishop of Sens, to the same abbey.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "6 Mar" of "Gaufridi de Jooigny"[1399], although it is not known whether this entry refers to this Geoffroy.  m as her first husband, ALIX de Sens, daughter of RENARD [I] Comte de Sens & his wife ---.  She married secondly as his second wife, Engelbert [III] de Brienne.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  “Gaufridus comes” renounced rights over the village of Migennes which “domnus Gaufridus pater meus” had appropriated, in favour of the monastery of Notre-Dame et de Saint-Julien d’Auxerre at the request of “matris meæ Adhelaidis” and with the consent of “fratrum meorum Gilduini…archiepiscopi Senonensis et Rainardi”, by charter dated 1 Mar 1042[1400].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "comes de Brena super Albam Engelbertus" as "comitissam Ioviniaci viduam de primo marito"[1401].  She died before her husband, as the same passage refers to her son-in-law inheriting Joigny from her after her death and subsequently building the first castle of Joinville with the help of his father-in-law.  Geoffroy & his wife had three children: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Joigny (-after 1080).  Comte de Joigny.  “Gaufridus comes” renounced rights over the village of Migennes which “domnus Gaufridus pater meus” had appropriated, in favour of the monastery of Notre-Dame et de Saint-Julien d’Auxerre at the request of “matris meæ Adhelaidis” and with the consent of “fratrum meorum Gilduini…archiepiscopi Senonensis et Rainardi”, by charter dated 1 Mar 1042[1402].  "Gaufridus Jauviaci comes" founded the priory of Notre-Dame de Joigny, with the consent of "uxore mea et liberis Gaufredo atque Rainaldo", by charter dated 1080[1403]m --- (-after 1080).  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  "Gaufridus Jauviaci comes" founded the priory of Notre-Dame de Joigny, with the consent of "uxore mea et liberis Gaufredo atque Rainaldo", by charter dated 1080[1404].  Geoffroy & his wife had two children: 

i)          GEOFFROY de Joigny (-after 1080).  "Gaufridus Jauviaci comes" founded the priory of Notre-Dame de Joigny, with the consent of "uxore mea et liberis Gaufredo atque Rainaldo", by charter dated 1080[1405]

ii)         RENARD [II] de Joigny (-after [1096]).  "Gaufridus Jauviaci comes" founded the priory of Notre-Dame de Joigny, with the consent of "uxore mea et liberis Gaufredo atque Rainaldo", by charter dated 1080[1406].  "Letericus, Margaudi fliius" donated property to the priory of Notre-Dame de Joigny by charter dated to [1082/85], confirmed by "Rainardus Gaufridi filius comitis"[1407]Comte de Joigny.  William of Tyre records that he joined the First Crusade in 1096[1408]m [VAINDEMONDE] de Courtenay, daughter of JOSCELIN [I] Seigneur de Courtenay & his first wife Isabelle de Montlhéry.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Historia of Monk Aimon, which names "Guidonem et Raynardum Comitem de Johegneio" as the two sons of the daughter of "Joscelinum de Cortinaco" by his wife "filiam comitis Gaufridi Foerole"[1409].  She is named Vaindemonde in Europäische Stammtafeln[1410], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  Renard & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GUY .  According to the Historia of Monk Aimon, "Guidonem et Raynardum Comitem de Johegneio" were the two sons of the daughter of "Joscelinum de Cortinaco" by his wife "filiam comitis Gaufridi Foerole"[1411]

(b)       RENARD .  According to the Historia of Monk Aimon, "Guidonem et Raynardum Comitem de Johegneio" were the two sons of the daughter of "Joscelinum de Cortinaco" by his wife "filiam comitis Gaufridi Foerole"[1412]same person as…?  RENARD [III] (-1150)Comte de Joignym [firstly/secondly] WANDALMODE de Beaujeu, daughter of HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Auxilia ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m [firstly/secondly] ALIX de Blois, daughter ETIENNE Comte de Blois & his wife Adela of England.  Alice is shown by Weir[1413] as the youngest daughter of Comte Etienne and the wife of "Renaud III Comte de Joigny" (who has not been identified) but the primary source on which this is based has not been found.  La Thaumassière names “Alix femme de Regnaud IV Comte de Joigny” as youngest daughter of Etienne Comte de Blois and his wife, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[1414]

b)         RENARD .  “Gaufridus comes” renounced rights over the village of Migennes which “domnus Gaufridus pater meus” had appropriated, in favour of the monastery of Notre-Dame et de Saint-Julien d’Auxerre at the request of “matris meæ Adhelaidis” and with the consent of “fratrum meorum Gilduini…archiepiscopi Senonensis et Rainardi”, by charter dated 1 Mar 1042[1415]Comte de Joignym ([1040/42], separated) as her second husband, AELIS de Bar-sur-Aube, widow of RENAUD de Semur-en-Brionnais, daughter and heiress of NOCHER [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube et de Vitry-en-Perthois & his wife --- (-1053).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Archardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[1416].  She married thirdly as his second wife, Roger [I] avoué de Vignory, and fourthly as his first wife, Raoul III “le Grand” Comte de Valois

c)         GILDUIN (-after 3 Oct 1049)Archbishop of Sens 1032.  “Gaufridus comes” renounced rights over the village of Migennes which “domnus Gaufridus pater meus” had appropriated, in favour of the monastery of Notre-Dame et de Saint-Julien d’Auxerre at the request of “matris meæ Adhelaidis” and with the consent of “fratrum meorum Gilduini…archiepiscopi Senonensis et Rainardi”, by charter dated 1 Mar 1042[1417].  He donated property in Gâtinais to the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, in the presence of his father Geoffroy, by charter dated Nov 1035[1418].  He was deposed as archbishop for simony in 1049 by the council of Reims. 

 

 

1.         RENARD [IV] de Joigny (-[1164/72])Comte de JoignyA charter dated 1164 records a dispute involving "Rainardum comitem Joignaci" and the abbey of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre, witnessed by "ex parte…comitis: Garinus filius vicecomitis Senonensis"[1419]m ADELAIDE de Nevers, daughter of GUILLAUME [IV] Comte de Nevers & his wife Ida von Sponheim [Carinthia].  A charter dated 1161 records the settlement between the abbey of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre and "comes Joviniacensis, Rainardus", witnessed by "comitissa Joviniaci, Aalaidis…filia…comitis Nivernensis"[1420].  "Adelaidis comitissa Joviniaci" confirmed the donation of property to the abbey of Dilo by "dominus meus Rainardus comes maritus meus" by charter dated 1172[1421].  Renard [IV] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] de Joigny (-15 Feb 1220).  "Willelmus comes Joigniaci" recognised the rights of the abbey of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre, in memory of "Regnaudus pater meus", by charter dated 1210[1422]Comte de Joigny

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b)         GAUCHER de Joigny (-before Nov 1237).  "Willelmus comes Joviniaci" granted fishing rights to Pontigny, later approved by "uxor mea Aalait et frater meus Gaucherius”, by charter dated [18 Sep 1180/24 Mar 1181][1423].  "Gaucherus de Joviniaco et dominus de Rameruco" confirmed the donation to Montiéramy made by “Andreas dominus de Rameruco cujus uxorem post eius obitum desponsavi” by charter dated 1195[1424].  Seigneur de Châteaurenard.  Seneschal of Nevers.  “Dominus Gaucherus de Jovigniaco et domina Aelicia de Venesiaco uxor eius et dominus Erardus de Brena ipsius Aelicie filius” confirmed the donation made by “Milo de Pogiaco et Helisabeth uxor sua” to Sens Maison-Dieu by charter dated Aug 1207[1425].  “Gaucherus de Joviniaco dominus Venisiaci...et uxor mea A. et filius eius E. de Brena” relinquished rights in the forest of Saint-Etienne in favour of Pontigny abbey by charter dated 1211[1426]Galcherus de Jovigniaco et...Amicya uxor dicti Galcheri” donated property to Escharlis abbey by charter dated Apr 1229[1427]m firstly (1195 or before) as her second husband, ADELAIS de Venisy, widow of ANDRE de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt, daughter of ANSEAU de Venisy & his wife Isabelle de Nangis [Capet] (-[20 Mar 1221/Nov 1222]).  Documents dated Jul 1213 and Aug 1213, relating to the consanguinity between Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt and his wife Philippa of Jerusalem, records "rex Franciæ…Grossus rex fratrem…Florium…filia Isabellis de Nangies…domina de Venisiaco", adding that her daughter was "domina de Venisiaco, mater…[Erardum de Rameruco] [Erardum de Brena]", another document in the series clarifying that Isabelle was the mother of "Aalaidis dominæ Venisiaci…mater…Erardi"[1428].  Dame de Venisy.  "Gaucherus de Joviniaco et dominus de Rameruco" confirmed the donation to Montiéramy made by “Andreas dominus de Rameruco cujus uxorem post eius obitum desponsavi” by charter dated 1195[1429].  “Dominus Gaucherus de Jovigniaco et domina Aelicia de Venesiaco uxor eius et dominus Erardus de Brena ipsius Aelicie filius” confirmed the donation made by “Milo de Pogiaco et Helisabeth uxor sua” to Sens Maison-Dieu by charter dated Aug 1207[1430].  “Gaucherus de Joviniaco dominus Venisiaci...et uxor mea A. et filius eius E. de Brena” relinquished rights in the forest of Saint-Etienne in favour of Pontigny abbey by charter dated 1211[1431]m secondly (before May 1226) AMICIE de Montfort, daughter of SIMON [IV] Sire de Montfort & his wife Alix de Montmorency (-20 Feb 1253).  Galcherus de Jovigniaco et...Amicya uxor dicti Galcheri” donated property to Escharlis abbey by charter dated Apr 1229[1432].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Mathilde Ctss de Nevers confirmed the donation of "villa sue de Nannaio, Autissiodorensis diecesis" made to the chapter of Auxerre by “Amicie relicte bone memorie Galteri de Joigniaco et Galterii filii eorumdem” by charter dated May 1241[1433].  Gauthier & his second wife had two children: 

i)          PETRONILLE (-1289).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1249 under which [her husband] Petrus de Cortiniaco dominus de Conches” promised to pay Louis IX King of France in respect of property inherited from “domini Galcheri de Jovigniaco quondam fratris uxoris meæ[1434].  Dame de Sully et de Châteaurenard.  “Petronilla de Curtiniaco domina Castri-Renardi” confirmed the donation made to “sororibus Sancti Dominici iuxta Montem-Argi”, made by “domina et mater mea Amicia de Iouiniaco...bonæ memoriæ Galcherus de Iouigniaco quondam frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1251[1435].  “Henricus dominus Soliaci miles” acknowledged receipt of “terram heredis defuncti Petri de Curtineio...in Normannia”, by charter dated Nov 1253[1436].  The marriage contract between “Robertus filius bonæ memoriæ Roberti comitis Attrebatensis” and “Amicia filia quondam Petri de Curtigniaco” is dated 13 Jun 1259,  and names “Petronilla uxor Henrici de Soliaco dictæ Amiciæ mater...Robertus Aurelianensis episcopus, Radulphus, Ioannes, Guillelmus de Curtigniaco fratres, patrui dictæ Amiciæ, Simon de Monteforti comes Leycestriæ avunculus dictæ Amiciæ[1437]m firstly (before May 1249) PIERRE de Courtenay Seigneur de Conches, son of ROBERT de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles & his second wife Mathilde de Mehun (-1250).  m secondly (Dec 1252) HENRI [II] Sire de Sully, son of HENRI [I] Sire de Sully & his first wife Marie de Dampierre (-in Italy 1269). 

ii)         GAUCHER (-before May 1249).  Mathilde Ctss de Nevers confirmed the donation of "villa sue de Nannaio, Autissiodorensis diecesis" made to the chapter of Auxerre by “Amicie relicte bone memorie Galteri de Joigniaco et Galterii filii eorumdem” by charter dated May 1241[1438].  Monk.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated May 1249 under which [his brother-in-law] Petrus de Cortiniaco dominus de Conches” promised to pay Louis IX King of France in respect of property inherited from “domini Galcheri de Jovigniaco quondam fratris uxoris meæ[1439]

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